Patrons expecting to grab a famous Katz's Deli sandwich were in for a shock as a massive sinkhole opened up on Houston Street in front of the famed New York City eatery Thursday morning.
As seen in the video and images below, water flooded the street and caused disruption in vehicle and pedestrian traffic.
Sinkholes can occur anywhere that soluble rock is present underground. As water and rock dissolves, caverns form underground until they are too big and collapse. In urban areas, infrastructures such as eroding sewage and water main pipes can contribute to sinkhole activity.
The risk of flooding from Odile will spill onto Texas and parts of the southern and central Plains late this week into the weekend.
Torrential rainfall slammed parts of Serbia over the weekend, resulting in two deaths as rushing waters sliced through area streets.
On Tuesday, Edouard became the first major hurricane in the Atlantic since Sandy. While Edouard remains at sea, rough surf will reach some Atlantic coast beaches.
Tropical moisture from the approaching Odile will deliver another round of heavy rain and flooding downpours to the interior Southwest by the middle of this week.
The chilliest air of the season so far will settle over much of the Northeast Thursday into Friday and will bring frost to a large area.
On Sunday night, a fiery ball of light ignited across the darkened skies of the northeastern United States, illuminating the heavens in a momentary flash of eerie daylight.
Great Lakes (1990)
27 degrees at Sault Ste. Marie, MI. A record low for so early in the season (old record of 30 set in 1974). Snow flurries across Vermont and parts of New Hampshire. Snow flurries and sleet at Naples, NY.
Philadelphia, PA (1991)
50th day at or above 90 degrees, broke old annual record of 49 days set in 1988.
Denver, CO (2000)
High reaches 95 degrees. This is the 61st day of the year at or above 90 degrees - this broke the old annual record of 60 days in 1994.