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18 Stunning Pictures From The Massive Storm That Hit Mexico City

It's not the apocalypse, but it looks like it.

Posted on June 30, 2017, at 3:01 p.m. ET

1. The rainy season seriously started in Mexico City on Wednesday, putting most of the city under several feet of water.


The Inner Circuit, at the height of Chapultepec Forest, turned into a river.

2. Just look at this set of cars that were completely engulfed as the floodwaters rose.


3. Firemen came to their rescue thankfully. As of now, it's unclear if any injuries occurred during the storm.

4. The Polanco area got hit the worst.


5. Mexico City was built on what used to be Lake Texcoco, so the rains seemed like an attempt for nature to change things back.

6. The Paseo de la Reforma lost all of its glamour in the process.

Twitter: @jcgy

Just look at this disaster zone.

7. It was also raining inside the subway.

@marthadebayle Sera porque aqui tenemos cascadas dentro de el metro????? Asi la estacion panteones Toda una estaci…

Line 2 of the city's subway was literally flooding.

8. Carso Plaza? Also not great.

9. The rain started around 5 PM on Wednesday and absolutely refused to let up.

Twitter: @Tiempo_DF

If you can, better to not go out.

10. As if the deluge of water wasn't enough, the wind was intense, too.

Atención CDMX se registra intensa tormenta con granizo. Zonas norte, poniente y centro. Varias avenidas inundadas m…

11. But, because this is 2017 memes soon emerged from the chaos.

12. The water reached the inside of houses, like this one in Polanco.

13. Since the subway was a no-go, the streets were filled with people looking for a way to get around.

La línea 7 del @MetroCDMX colapsada del Rosario a Constituyentes. Polanco, el Apocalipsis. @reformaciudad @Reforma…

14. The pictures people managed to snap in the rain are beautiful and creepy.

15. But for some, the beauty was heavily tempered by the fact that the rains had caused massive damage.

#CDMX #Lluvia Tras quedar varado un automóvil comenzó a incendiarse en Euler #Polanco

Like this car that caught fire after getting stranded.

16. The storms continued into Thursday, totally flooding La Villa Hospital.

La pesadilla de todo médico: infecciones nosocomiales por aguas de inundación dentro del hospital.

Patients were evacuated to other nearby hospitals while the mess was cleaned up.

17. The police wound up having to rescue some people by boat from the waters.

La policía y rescatistas de la Ciudad de México auxilian a personas que transitan por la zona de Indios Verdes. Con…

18. And to top it off, a major highway was covered in hail.

PRECAUCIÓN: Lluvia 🌧 y granizo ⛄ en la Autopista y Carretera México Toluca a la altura de la Marquesa. #1

The storms are expected to continue throughout Friday, so good luck out there, everyone.

This post was translated from Spanish.

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.