Photos: Manhattan Beach Is Under Water!


Reader and Manhattan Beach resident Max T. just sent us a raft of photos (Hah! Get it?!) that show the extent of flooding in Manhattan Beach.

Given that water levels are expected to rise by quite a bit more later today, and then the winds will push the surge in, I’m starting to think all those Manhattan Beach tough guys who told us they were sticking it out probably should have gotten out of there. I hope it’s not too late.

  • Ann

    People are going to need to learn that their cars can stall in too much water, leaving them stranded, and flash floods can easily sweep them away. Do you know anyone who can do a quick write up on the safety in driving in heavy rains/water? I honestly don’t know or I would do it myself and ask you to post it.

  • nolastname
  • boris

    should I be worried on ave Z and ocean?

    • Reejaluvsunicorns

      no need to worry. we should be fine on ave z and ocean

      • robert pacilio

        they call it ocean ave for a reason

    • Silver

      Ave Z and Ocean Ave is in Zone A – it’s a mandatory evacuation zone. If you haven’t already evacuated, you should do your best to prepare for flooding. has some advice for what to do.

      The map of zones is here:

    • Prayin4Coney

      as long as you arent in a basement I think you will be ok

  • Kool4Coney

    where is this water coming from? the Ocean?

    • Star

      The bay, the ocean hasn’t flooded yet.

    • BrooklynBus

      No. It is the bay overflowing which is what happened after Hurricane Irene. So far the ocean has been fine, The water has not yet reached the Promenade. It is only about half way there.

  • BrooklynBus

    We had storm in August 1996 when Manhattan Beach received something like 6 inches of rain on 2 hours. The news didn’t even cover the storm because it only affected Staten Island and Brooklyn. Manhattan only got about an inch of rain. My six-month old car was parked in my garage which is below grade and was flooded up to the seats. It had to be scrapped.

  • They need to clear away the leaves from the sewers. We were building up with water and the supt in the building cleared them. Everything is fine now.

    • Anonymous

      I second this.

  • sam

    We’re exactly on the border of Zone A & B on Ave Y and 22nd. 2nd floor. Getting nervous though.

    • KB

      I’m a block away from you. Getting nervous as well.

  • AndyScott

    I’m in the Projects like Batchelder between W and V we should be ok right

    • Arthur Borko

      You’re in zone A or B, double check on the resource page, you might want to leave before you get flooded in.

  • derp

    I can’t believe I can’t get a straight answer to this question. When a hurricane hits you should go to the basement but if your basement is flooded then what is your safest bet? closest to ground level or far away from it such as a closet on the 2nd floor? Where to take cover when there is flooding?

    • Go to the second floor if your home begins flooding. The basement is very dangerous.

      • derp

        thanks, Ned!

      • HigherGround

        I live in a basement apartment, been staying at my parents house since yesterday and going to be here until Tuesday. I unplugged all the electronics in my apartment and put them on a table. If there’s flooding, all that stuff shouldn’t get ruined plus theres no wires on the floor now. I also made sure to close all the windows. Anyone reading this right now who is in a basement apartment, you are very vulnerable. Find a safer place while there’s still some time.

    • Tornado-basemant,hurricane-high point.Simple….

  • Temik

    A little of good news. The place on photos is Amherst Ave. Just went there. The water is gone. No flood for now. Stay safe

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  • Peter

    When were these pictures taken? I was there 30 minutes ago and did not see any water whatsoever.

  • This is Girard St and Shore Blvd at 12pm today. There’s no water, as you can see….

  • Any news on Brighton Beach area, closer to Ocean Pkwy and Brighton Beach Ave?

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  • Nn

    Emmons ave corner of Bedford ave at 2 pm

  • Wow

  • GE

    does anyone know if Norfolk st is flooded

  • How O.

    Good Work, Ned! Should be interesting what develops! Nice photos!

  • Harvey

    Anybody know how it’s going on E.23, between X & Y?
    That’s just inside Zone A.

    • E23rd-ER

      That’s just outside of Zone A:) Windy, some branches are down. One car damaged by a large branch. A portion of a tree down on X&E23rd

  • With that being the case, I have to wonder how Sea Gate is holding up (I have a friend who lives in that community).

  • dooley street between voohries and shore park way…… Any pics?

  • diana

    does anyone know whats going on in Manhattan beach on Oriental blvd

  • JimT

    So sorry to see Sheepshead Bay taking such a beating from this storm. I’m also so glad that I moved to San Diego.

  • Ohad R

    What is going on now?whats the results from last night at Manhattan beach?
    Let us know & show pics,anybody know something about Beaumont st.?

    • kibbutznik

      Yes – please – any news about the middle blocks between Hampton Ave and Oriental Blvd? Any news when power and phones may be restored?

  • MM100

    Does anyone know any first responders in Manhattan Beach? I’m reposting from a friend on Facebook with elderly parents in Manhattan Beach. This is the post:
    :I am trying to reach out to anyone I know who has any ties to city government and potential rescuers. My elderly parents did not evacuate Manhattan Beach in Zone A and neither did almost all their neighbors. They are on the block of Exeter Street between Sheepshead Bay and Hampton Avenue in zip code 11235. The water ha
    s made it up to the first floor of the house. They have gone up to the 2nd floor. Is there anyone who can rescue them and their neighbors tomorrow morning before the next high tide? I am scared how much higher it will go. Their power and phone is out. Thank you, Sandi

  • very concerned

    Does anybody have any information on Pembroke Street in Manhattan Beach? I have been unable to reach friends there, and with information on power being restored, I am becoming more and more worried. If anybody has any idea of what Pembroke is like, how badly it’s been flooded, would you please kindly post? Thank you!

  • Marli

    But thanks be unto God for His Unscribable Gift.