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New York City is experiencing severe flooding – HotAir

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Tropical Storm Elsa is currently moving down the east coast towards New York City and today, even before it arrived, there was a downpour causing some flash flooding in parts of the city:

Flash flooding unleashed by a series of powerful thunderstorms paralyzed highways, streets and subways in New York City and beyond, completely shutting down the vital Major Deegan Expressway for hours and stranding motorists who had to be rescued.

Several highways were reported to have closed in places like Yonkers in Westchester County and Hackensack in New Jersey due to the storm hitting during rush hour, turning highways into rivers and subway stations into swimming pools.

This is how things looked on the subway:

People tried using garbage bags to stay dry, but most of the time it didn’t work:

This is how it looked about the same station:

Meanwhile at Penn Station:

I can’t make out the sign on this one:

But New Yorkers don’t stop:

The Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx was flooded to the point where people had to be rescued:

Video of stranded people being pulled from their cars into the back of a truck:

It seems that some drivers are getting over it:

This is from Yonkers:

That’s all I see at the moment, but again the bad news is that Elsa is still on her way bringing a lot more rain tonight and early tomorrow. New Yorkers have a lot of experience working from home. Maybe tomorrow is a good day to stay home instead of trying to go through what is likely to be a disaster. Here’s a local news report on the disaster.

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