Epidémie de Sinkholes à Brooklyn (29 Juillet et 01 Août 2012)


– 1er Août 2012 vers 18h, à Brooklyn, New York, un « sinkhole » de 20 pieds par 20 pieds s’est formé.

Article Original sur CBS New-York.

Repris par Conscience du Peuple.

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A large sinkhole opened up Wednesday afternoon in Brooklyn, creating a close call for one family that had just parked their car in its vicinity.

The 20-foot-deep by 20-foot-wide hole, which formed at around 6 p.m., is located between 4th and 5th avenues in Bay Ridge. Crews stabilized the situation Wednesday night, but they may be working to fill in the massive hole for days, officials said.

Maddie Flood said she and her mother, Annette, had just parked their car shortly before it was partially swallowed by the hole, leaving it leaning “like the Titanic.”

“We’re so blessed. If we were five minutes later or anything, we could have been in the hole,” she told 1010 WINS’ Aaron Gerberg.

“We narrowly missed being involved in something worse,” Annette Flood told CBS 2′s Jessica Schneider.

Maddie Flood said that she and her mom had walked about five steps from where they parked and into their home before bringing their dog outside minutes later.

“We re-opened the door just to put the dog on the lead and there were tons of people around a hole and we were like ‘what’s going on?’” she said.

“I turned around and looked out the window and said ‘Oh my God, there’s a hole in the street!’” neighbor Christine Hansen told CBS 2.

It took nearly two hours of careful planning and pulling to get the car out of danger. The FDNY and members of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection rigged a device to pull the car from the deep drop beneath the street and to safety.

“They put a band around the middle of it. I really don’t know how they got it out, but they did,” Annette Flood said.

The DEP said it was all caused by a 50-inch sewer pipe that broke, taking dirt and the street down with it. However, people in the neighborhood said the road seemed to have been compromised by a lot of recent road work.

“The work is shabby. They’re not doing the work right. It’s not being filled in properly,” Hansen said.

In fact, it marked the second time in a month there has been a sinkhole in the area, with the other having happened inside of 15 blocks away. The DEP said at this point it’s too early to tell exactly why the hole opened up, adding it will take at least through the weekend to fill it in and patch it up.

“It’s a reasonably deep excavation, so we have to be cautious about how we go about it so it’s safely done,” the DEP’s Jim Roberts said.

Maddie Flood lauded the FDNY for keeping the crowd that gathered under control and people safe.

“Our car was right under a high-pressure gas line, so there were so many intricate parts where it could have gone wrong and people could have really gotten hurt and we’re OK and everyone’s OK,” Flood said. “So we’re very grateful.”

No one was evacuated. One house did have interruption to its gas service, officials said.



A sewer main break opened a sinkhole in Brooklyn Wednesday. Witnesses said the hole swallowed up a couple of cars and shut down 79th Street between Fourth and Fifth Avenues in Bay Ridge.

Collapse: A sewer main break opened a sinkhole in Brooklyn on Wednesday. Witnesses said the hole swallowed up a couple of cars and shut down 79th Street between Fourth and Fifth Avenues in Bay Ridge

Car rescue: Neighbors said members of the fire department managed to eventually get the cars out of the ten to 15-foot-deep hole

Roadworks: Emergency crews were called at 5pm and continued to work into the night. Repairs are expected to go one all through the weekendSource Photos DailyMail

– Brooklyn, New York, le 29 juillet 2012, un « sinkhole » de 50 pieds de profondeur apparaît sur le trottoir obligeant l’évacuation de quelques résidents

Article Original sur NBC New-York

Repris par Conscience du Peuple.

Eleven families were evacuated from their homes in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn Thursday evening when a 60-foot sinkhole opened up in front of their buildings, officials said.

They have since been allowed to return to their homes on the 200 block of 92nd Street.

Crews are continuing repairs at the site of the sinkhole.


-Sinkhole almost swallows a car in Brooklyn par CNN:

-Gigantic Sinkhole Opens Up In Bay Ridge, Brooklyn and Nearly Swallows Parked Car (Aug 3, 2012):

-Pavement Collapses into Giant Sinkhole in Bay Ridge Brooklyn:

-Brooklyn sinkhole [Slide Show]:

-D’autres Vidéos Youtube ICI

Informations Complémentaires:

– Sinkhole Opens Up in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn on NBC N-Y

-Over two months later, Brooklyn sinkhole grows to 70 foot deep cavity, outgassing horrible smell that makes residents sick par Sott.net

-Recherche « Brooklyn Sinkhole » sur Google: ICI


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