The reign of inclement weather conditions lingers on! Hurricane Ida found its way into the New York City region with angered, wind-driven rain that has splintered homes and subway services. As a result, the National Weather Service issued a flash flood emergency in New York City for the first time. Reportedly, two deaths were confirmed, one in Passaic and one in Queens. Road, train, and air travel are halted as Ida’s heavy rains have turned streets and impervious surfaces into rivers.
This hazardous weather comes less than two weeks after Henri engineered a hurricane watch for New England while fueling concerns that extreme weather patterns are becoming the norm. However, in areas where historic rainfalls have now passed, officials are closing, watching river levels that are rising amid fear of creating new dangers and disruptions. On the other hand, we’ve collated a few tweets for your perusal; guaranteed to show you just how severe the flood is at the moment.
Flooding In 28th St. Station NYC!!!
Subway Flooded With Heavy Downpour.
Bus Fully Flooded And Multiple Cars Struck In Water.
Queens Boulevard in Maspeth/Corona is a literal river at the moment. Bus fully flooded driving through, multiple cars stuck in the water. Absolutely insane. pic.twitter.com/LuSL9uWCEl— Joe English (@JoeEEnglish) September 2, 2021
A Wild Scene.
A Home In NYC!
Flash Flood Emergency.
I’ve never seen one of these in NYC before. https://t.co/c0xcKnrxEH— Tim (@timinbklyn) September 2, 2021
Everywhere, Including Staircases Flooded.
Thank god I rent pic.twitter.com/Kcp0Bo6vX9— Chelsea Farnam (@callmechelsea) September 2, 2021
Heavy Waterfall Down The Stairs.
Through It All, Delivery Staff Still In Action.
Trashes On Street.
Baggage Area Flooded.
Flooding baggage area at newark airport pic.twitter.com/LxjDJHpXAH— Bill Ritter (@billritter7) September 2, 2021
Homes Does Have To Face A Huge Share.
BQE Is Now A River!
for the second time in 2 weeks the BQE is a river, totally normal stuff pic.twitter.com/f5SOa4q2D0— Tom Namako (@TomNamako) September 2, 2021
Ever Seen Floating Cars? Here You Go.
“The Outfield Is Underwater At The Stadium.”
The outfield is underwater at the Stadium. pic.twitter.com/o645vwwtON— Michael Kay (@RealMichaelKay) September 2, 2021
Airport Has Got A Swimming Pool.
Terminal B ground level at EWR added a swimming pool! pic.twitter.com/TTcPdmUVa1— Mikey Brasi (@mikeybrasi87) September 2, 2021
Severe Flooding In The Bronx.
Electricity Witnessed A Surge As Well.
Here’s A Legit River.
The Brooklyn Flood Watch Is Now Joke