The big apple has taken up the water. Several subway stations were flooded Thursday in New York, while Storm Elsa is expected on Friday.
Between 5 and 10 cm of water fell during a series of thunderstorms. Metro users posted photos and videos of some of the submerged stations on Twitter.
The footage shows pedestrians with waist-deep water trying to cross a pool of black water leading to the piers.
– Paullee (@PaulleeWR) July 8, 2021
Some lines and directions are temporarily closed, especially in the Bronx. Office exits were particularly disturbed.
The New York Police published on its Twitter account photos of its rescued drivers who were stranded in the water.
Tonight, officers from Tweet embed The disturbance control unit responded to a major flood at Deegan Expwy. With a little ingenuity, the officers used a barrier truck and safely removed more than a dozen people from their parked vehicles. https://t.co/qBeddURkE9 pic.twitter.com/tXa0Usngbr
– NYPDnews July 8, 2021
At the same time, some locals were enjoying visiting New York on a water bike.
When there’s a flood in NYC, you know the Bronx was ready to take out the jet skis pic.twitter.com/X8kgvh1G4b
– Honestly ‘exceptional’ ruthless (FullyCalibrated) July 8, 2021
Several officials called for emergency investments to boost infrastructure. Among them, Brooklyn president Eric Adams is the front-runner for the November municipal elections.
A city surrounded by water, New York is highly vulnerable to flooding, the frequency of which increases with climate change.
According to the meteorological service, equivalent to Météo France, new floods could erupt, with heavy rain brought by Storm Elsa, expected to arrive from Florida.
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