(New York) Several subway stations in New York were flooded on Thursday, cutting large arteries, causing further flooding on Friday in anticipation of the storm. Elsa.
The National Weather Service (NWS) said Thursday afternoon that 5 to 10 cm of water fell in and around New York with continuous thunderstorms, causing “widespread flash flooding in some places.”
Metro users posted video footage of some of the stations submerged on Twitter, which was particularly interesting at Station 157.e Street, north of Manhattan.
We see people with waist deep water that can somehow reach the docks beyond a black pool.
“Lines 1 and A have really succeeded, and there has been a lot of flooding at stations,” Sarah Feinberg, MDA’s boss at the New York Public Transport Authority, admitted at a news conference Thursday evening.
Some major roads, especially in the Bronx, have been temporarily closed, disrupting traffic as you leave the office. New York police have tweeted footage of rescue drivers stranded in water.
The NWS has warned of further flooding by Friday morning as heavy rains bring storms to the northeast. Elsa, Came from Florida.
Despite efforts to strengthen the city after Hurricane Sandy in October 2012 – which killed 44 people and paralyzed U.S. economic capital for several days – New York, a city surrounded by water, is highly vulnerable to flooding, and its frequency is expected to increase with climate change.
Several officials, including Brooklyn president and much-loved Eric Adams since the Democrats won the November election this week, called for urgent investment Thursday to strengthen infrastructure.
“Extreme weather episodes like this are not going to go away,” warned Katherine Garcia, one of her primary rivals who oversaw the pumping of water after Sandy. “We need to invest in strategies to protect the city.”