Albany underwater

(WNYT) Streets in Albany, New York were overwhelmed by flood water Tuesday night. Homes were evacuated, property destroyed, and angry residents left in the wake.

The trouble began late in the afternoon when rain deluge, a summer weather phenomenon that turns an urban landscape into an ugly and inconvenient seascape occurred.

Flash flooding that overwhelms Albany’s century-old sewer system often turns into stagnant water on the streets, or even worse, in the basement apartments of those unlucky enough to live in low-lying neighborhoods.

“I’ve been living here eight years and every year it gets w little worse,” said Daniel Ibarra. “When I first moved here, the second day I lived here, I got flooded. I had water up to my knees.”

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