Record rainfall from Hurricane Ida left NYC subways, roads, and buses completely submerged Wednesday night!
Though today’s weather is gorgeous, Wednesday night was an entirely different story. NYC experienced severe flooding that led to the city’s first-ever flash flood emergency and Mayor Bill de Blasio to declare a state of emergency.
In case you didn’t catch the crazy downpour from Hurricane Ida, here are some jaw-dropping videos taken by New Yorkers of the storm:
And it wasn’t just the subways! Buses, streets and homes experienced major flooding as well.
Even the US Open…
Central Park was hit with a record-breaking 7.19” of rainfall!
And of course there were some only in NYC moments…
City workers have helped day and night to restore NYC and thanks to them, service on nearly all subway lines have returned besides a partial suspension on the 6. Recovery efforts are being made to support all of those affected by the storm and Governor Hochul has requested a Federal Emergency Declaration for 14 downstate counties to help New Yorkers in need.