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Several Metro stations and roads in the city were flooded yesterday afternoon, provoking dramatic images, in the middle of the tropical storm Elsa that even closed the Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx.
More than 30,000 customers in New York and New Jersey were without power yesterday due to torrential rain, hail and thunder that rumbled across the tri-state region, reported Pix11.
“The heavy rains caused titanic level floods at various train stations in the Big Apple on Thursday, forcing some desperate New Yorkers to traverse underground lakes just to continue their journey, “he summed up. New York Post.
Account @NYCTSubway posted on Twitter that “Teams are actively addressing flood issues at our stations. We have strengthened the stations in the flooded coastal areas, but when the streets are flooded, the water will always flow downhill. Please be careful not to enter flooded stations while our teams work to resolve this. “
The National Weather Service (NWS) had issued a alert of potential flash floods and scattered thunderstorms through noon tomorrow, across New York City, Long Island, areas north, and much of New Jersey.
Particularly In NYC there is a forecast of 75% rain today during the day and 40% at night. The temperature will gradually drop from a wind chill of 92F (33F) to 71F (22F). Then, tomorrow Saturday is shaping up to be clear and on Sunday there is a 53% chance of rain. Weather updates can be found here and on the website of the IT NY.
Previously, since Wednesday, the storm Elsa had been generating heavy rains and flooding on the east coast of the country, rising from Florida to several other states.
Crews are actively addressing flooding issues in our stations.
We’ve hardened stations in coastal flooding zones, but when streets above flood, water will always flow downhill. Please be safe and do not enter flooded stations while our crews work to resolve this. https://t.co/i08RxAhMe8
— NYCT Subway. Wear a Mask. (@NYCTSubway) July 8, 2021
– Paullee @ (@PaulleeWR) July 8, 2021
— Mark Metzger (@metzger_mark) July 8, 2021
#HappeningNow Traffic Advisory, please avoid the Major Deegan Expressway in the v/o 179th Street due to severe flooding. #NYPD SRG is conducting rescue operations utilizing a barrier truck to remove stranded motorists from their vehicles. pic.twitter.com/wZnil61zqV
— NYPD Special Ops (@NYPDSpecialops) July 8, 2021
I would avoid the FDR north unless you’re wearing a life jacket. pic.twitter.com/RRHRrVUsdN
— David Lennon (@DPLennon) July 8, 2021
FDR Drive pic.twitter.com/0iAeCrIK49
— NYC Scanner (@NYScanner) July 8, 2021
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.