(New York) Several subway stations in New York were flooded on Thursday and major arteries were cut off, with further flooding on Friday following the arrival of the storm. Elsa.
The National Weather Service (NWS) said Thursday afternoon that 5 to 10 centimeters of water had fallen in New York and surrounding areas with a series of thunderstorms “causing widespread flash flooding in some areas.”
Metro users posted video images of some of the flooded stations on Twitter, especially at 157 stations.E Street, North Manhattan.
We see people with waist deep water, somehow crossing the black pool and reaching the docks.
“Stations 1 and A were really successful, and there was a lot of flooding at the stations,” Sarah Feinberg, owner of the MTA at the New York Public Transport Authority, admitted at a news conference Thursday evening.
Some major roads, especially the Bronx, have been temporarily closed, disrupting traffic on the way out of the office. New York police tweeted footage of her rescuing motorists trapped in the waters.
The NWS warned of more flooding by Friday morning, with heavy storms expected to bring northeast winds. Elsa, Comes from Florida.
Despite efforts to strengthen the city from Hurricane Sandy in October 2012 – which killed 44 people and froze the American financial capital – New York, surrounded by water, is at high risk of flooding, whose frequency frequency is expected to increase with climate change.
Since winning the Democratic primary this week, several officials, including Brooklyn president and big fan Eric Adams, have called for emergency investment Thursday night to strengthen infrastructure for the November municipal elections.
Catherine Garcia, one of her primary rivals who oversaw the pumping of water after Sandy, warned that “such extreme weather episodes go unnoticed.” “We need to invest in strategies to protect the city.”