Heat Wave And Rain Storm, A Climate Crisis Pattern
'This is What the Climate Crisis Looks Like': One Day After Crushing Heat Wave, Flash Floods Inundate New York City; "Looks like New York City declared their climate emergency just in time."
Eoin Higgins, July 23, 2019 (Common Dreams)
“Less than a month after New York City declared a climate emergency, the reality of the crisis came crashing home… Brooklyn and Queens were inundated with flash flooding a day after power went down in three boroughs due to a heat wave…Con Ed cut power to areas in the boroughs of Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island Sunday night after the weekend heat wave strained the energy company's infrastructure…[On Monday evening, streets] were impassable as water rose to people's waists…
…[An] Uber driver, Walid Shawon, and his customer in Brooklyn's South Slope neighborhood to flee the vehicle from a window and swim to safety…[T]he flooding punctuated the growing threat of the climate crisis and how it will affect the world's most populous cities…The flooding and heat wave, tweeted City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, makes clear that the ‘bottom line’ for New Yorkers is to do what needs to be done to prepare for the effects of the crisis…” click here for more