Holy Crap, This Mall Is Underwater

It’s been raining quite a bit on the east coast and especially, it seems, in Rhode Island, where the state’s second largest mall is under 2′ of water.

Elizabeth, in Warwick, R.I. says:

Huge blow to retail in already-depressed Rhode Island: The state’s 2nd largest mall, Warwick Mall, and many other retail places in the vicinity, are under 2 and more feet of water. Impossible to know when they can be cleaned up and reopened… weeks?

Also, due to closure of flooded interstate highway (Cranston and Warwick, RI), highway connectors, and main secondary roads (Rt. 117, Rt. 1, others), you can’t get anywhere anyway.

The main airport in Warwick is open, but it’s nigh-impossible to get there from anywhere due to detours, closings, and gridlock.

Ugh!

Hang in there!

Aerial photos: Interstate 95, Warwick Mall swamped [Providence Journal]