Heavy Rains Send Polluted Garbage Water From Gowanus Canal Into Brooklyn Streets

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Stay away from parts of Second Avenue in Brooklyn this afternoon, or you may grow a third arm. The Gowanus Canal, a toxic cesspool of sewage water that people regrettably live and work near, is overflowing into the streets following heavy precipitation on Wednesday. Parts of Brooklyn received an inch of rain in about a half-hour, and the Gowanus could not handle both a downpour and some of the nation’s most polluted canal water. Some people dared to approach the flooded streets so you could see the gross scene up close:

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A video posted by Tooth Log (@crowcommand) on

Right before walking through this knee deep shit #gowanus #redhook #storm #flood

A video posted by Moubina Uddin (@moubinauddin) on

#summer #rain #gowanus #parkslope #southslope #thunderstorm #flooding

A photo posted by Ren'ee Bresler (@rkbresler) on

Brooklyn style flooding #SorryAboutYourCats #SAYC #flood

A video posted by Sorry About Your Cats 🐱 (@sorryaboutyourcats) on

#flood #fun at work #anotherdayattheoffice #goodtimes #brooklyn #gowanus #gowanuscanal

A photo posted by Bobby Henry (@keepmoving123) on

The good news is, it’s supposed to be sunny tomorrow, so please prepare yourself for the stench of a Superfund site.