Some Manhattan streets turned into streams Thursday night and into Friday morning as flash floods rolled through parts of the city. College students and locals alike took to Twitter to document their experience during the downpour.
Here are some of our favorites:
Manhattan is flooding and now I’m thinking that selling my kayak was a bad idea
— Drip Chan (@CMiller_13) August 30, 2019
These residents made their own luxury swimming pool.
If you didn’t hear, manhattan flooded pic.twitter.com/ObVKSwlvqg
— Old Row K-State (@OldRowKansasSt) August 30, 2019
@MrJonnyCole had a friendly visitor post-flooding
There was a flood last night
& my house got slug’d. Unreal. pic.twitter.com/M7OBPbqFGQ
— Jonathan Coleman (@MrJonnyCole) August 30, 2019
However, the aftermath of Thursday night’s flash flood created barriers to some commuters.
Just stay home it’s probably flooded.
— Noah Ochsner (@noahoxnr) August 30, 2019
Last night it flash flooded in Manhattan, in some places water was up to stop signs. At one of those rivers, I fell. I went completely under water. Drowned myself, my phone and the current took my shoes. I made it to class, though. Happy Friday ya'll
— gracie coon (@g__cocoa) August 30, 2019
my room floods the day I move in…. a week later my car nearly gets flooded along the street. happy first week back to mhk!!!
— jocelyn (@jocwalker) August 30, 2019
you’d think a city that floods so often would have better protections against flooding but you would be wrong
— Ryan (@RDozerK) August 30, 2019
But most importantly, this account showed some Wildcat pride regardless of the dreary weather:
I’d rather die in a flood than go to KU
— aspen brayli (@aspenbrayli) August 30, 2019