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‘Geyser’ JFK Airport is bursting from the ground in the vicinity of baggage handling

A ‘geyser’ of water raised in JFK Airport at the weekend after heavy rains.

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Looks like Old Faithful has some competition.

A “geyser” of water leap into New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport Terminal 8 after a rainy weekend.

Geyser @JFKairport #terminal8 Port Authority says excess rain water gushed through the floor when the reverse flow valve defective @ABC7NY no flight or luggage is affected
Video credit: Eugene Galdi pic.twitter.com/KUIXOtTW6D

— Lucy Yang (@LucyYang7) August 12, 2018

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Eugene Galdi, who was waiting at the airport for his family back from Italy, saw the eruption of water Sunday afternoon near the baggage claim and recorded the incident.

Fortunately, the nearby carousel will not be used at the time, so no luggage was damaged and the mess was cleaned up within a few hours, Eyewitness News reported.

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A spokesman for the Port Authority, which oversees the airport, told Fox News the geyser was a result of a decrease of the rainwater that came through the drain when the reverse flow valve may be defective.

Michelle Gant is a writer and editor for Fox News Lifestyle.

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