NYC Underwater: The Day Nature Rewrote the Record Books

NYC Underwater: The Day Nature Rewrote the Record Books

September 29th, 2023, will be etched in New York City’s history as the day the skies opened with an unparalleled ferocity. The deluge was so intense that JFK Airport recorded its highest 24-hour rainfall since 1948, with an astonishing 8 inches pouring down.

Brooklyn faced nature’s fury head-on, as three hours of ceaseless rain equaled an entire month’s average downpour. Witness water roaring into basements, stranded vehicles, and impassable roads that brought the Big Apple to a standstill.

This video dives deep into the heart of the devastation, spotlighting the worst affected regions like Brooklyn and Long Island. From shattered rainfall records to streets that became rivers, experience the magnitude of NYC’s epic flood crisis. For more unforgettable insights and updates from this storm’s aftermath, subscribe now.

Join the conversation. Hit ‘like’ if this footage leaves an impression, and share your experiences from this stormy day in the comments below.

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30 Responses

  1. Jonathan Petramala says:

    Thank you guys so much for watching, if you enjoy content like this please consider subscribing and sharing the video so I can continue to produce fully independent documentaries/reporting, just like this.
    Also, if the drone video catches your eye, my partner @wxchasing is responsible for those jaw dropping shots. You can see more raw video from this flood on his channel.

  2. BumpyBrown2 says:

    I feel sorry for the basement residents.
    That’s awesome you’re helping them.

    • Jane Dough says:

      @V Brown what if the building was on top of a hill?

    • Marianela del Carmen Villagra Ortiz says:

      Sin Diosito no somos nada el Señor es el dueño de este mundo 🙏🙏🙏🙏 tenemos que estar muy unidos a el orar mucho

    • Kirsten Corby says:

      This happened before a while back and people died in their apartments.

    • Jay Rober says:

      ​@Jane Doughit wouldn’t be an issue due to elevation, I understand the geology of NYC I suspect uptown may not have the same issues.
      I thought this was fake until I googled 😢😢😢

    • Tyrell Corp says:

      Years ago, I was one of them. I had the coziest apartment with a backyard for 13 years. It got destroyed in a tropical storm. It sucks. Losing so much and just dealing with where you are going to stay as you transition into a new apartment. It took over a month for me to get my life back. I hope all who are going through this a speedy recovery.

  3. Leo says:

    I absolutely respect you helping out the people whose cars died, even after being warned by you to not go there.
    I’m sure many others would’ve went “Told ya so, tough luck”. You looked past that, which is rare.

    • Mini Giant says:

      i flooded my engine b4 it was a flash flood and the intersection 2 feet under water. luckily bmw sent a tow truck and uber to get me.

  4. Kasjo says:

    Two years ago, 200 people drowned in a flood in Germany because no one felt responsible to warn or even evacuate the population. That is why it is still so important that people help each other and take care of each other. ❤

    • SwedishBlouse says:

      The government does it. They don’t want people to know about their weather modification.

    • Melissa Richter says:

      There was a big flood in Texas years back and people with boats in the area, immediately helped rescuing those stranded.
      And after tornadoes devastate neighborhoods, there’s groups of people who had been through tornadoes themselves, who come from other states sometimes to help. Having been through it, they guide others who lost everything. Can’t remember what they call themselves. People will always help those in immediate need.
      Sad, that today, in so many cases of disasters, where there’s a financial incentive to not warn and help people by bureaucrats, then they won’t. Even when it’s their job to help.

    • Celtic Kshatriya says:

      Dont always get a chance to evacuate,in the s west uk Devon had flash floods within an hour places were under water.

  5. Fuphyter says:

    I had a home on Eastern Long Island. Superstorm Sandy left a foot of water in it! My heart goes out to those affected by the rain. ❤

  6. Marcelo says:

    Estava aí ,voltei para o Brasil na quinta de noite ,lamentável tudo isso ,passamos 5 dias ótimos aí apesar da chuva .Toda a solidariedade à essas pessoas e a essa bela cidade .

  7. Gallery of Fine Music / Acoustic Piano 'n Guitar says:

    It’s truly remarkable to see these citizens staying patient and friendly while facing this devastating catastrophe!

  8. C says:

    I have to give you NYers credit: everyone videoed seems to have a good attitude, rolling with the challenges, and helping each other out in the process. God bless you guys, and hope none of you suffered overwhelming damage.

    • Jonathan Petramala says:

      They are seriously some of my favorite people to interview. #1 will always be Cajuns south of I-10 in Louisiana though.

    • Jasmine Russell says:

      ​@JonathanPetramala yes I know a ton of people from Louisiana. I honestly felt they were not prepared and obivouous to the true danger they were in. This girl saying she saying she was rushing to get to work is crazy, I’m sorry I’m calling in and not risking my life or vehicle.

    • Amm St says:

      it is not caused by the rain, this was deliberate caused by opening the dams around NYC.

    • Stephen Donnelly says:

      We NYers definitely know how to roll w it and help who we can along the way.

  9. Sonos45 says:

    It was encouraging to see someone actually clearing the storm drains. Flood water management works wayy better when it’s not clogged with garbage.

  10. M Chapman says:

    Thank you so much for showing this. The kindness and goodwill and sheer determination of the NY people to go about their business as usual is heart warming. I hope there is help for those in the basements to get over this disaster. Maybe a time for those car/boat combinations that never really came to anything when they were invented.

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