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The Staten Island location of Jim Hanley’s Universe will be closed again today after suffering extensive damage Sunday as New York experienced record rainfall. According to the New York Daily News, the city was soaked by up to 8 inches, the most recorded in a single day since the National Weather Service began keeping records more than a century ago. Heavy tropical rain is expected to continue today.
The video above captures much of the damage to the New Dorp Lane store, with water pouring from the ceiling, leaving an inch or more of water on the floor and destroying merchandise. A call has gone out for assistance with cleanup. Writer Dan Slott, meanwhile, suggested helping out by buying comics this week from Jim Hanley’s Manhattan location.
“We have a lot of work to do,” the retailer tweeted, “but we have the best staff in the world and we WILL reopen.”