Manhattan Subway Floods … Cars Float Down Wall Street

New York City Swamped by Hurricane Sandy

As of 8:48 p.m. East Coast time, the tide height at New York Harbor at the Battery is 13.72 feet … and rising:

This is not only more than 7 feet above flood stage, but it has obliterated the previous record of 11.2 feet set in 1821.

The New York Times reported on cars floating down Wall Street, and there are numerous stunning photos of a very wet Manhattan.

Update: Water is flooding into the subway, the Ground Zero construction site, a financial district garage, the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel:

And the Midtown Tunnel:

And there was a major explosion at a Con Edison facility:

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