New York commuters wade through flooded subways due to torrential rain

April 17th, 2018
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New York residents on their way to work yesterday faced torrential rains, flooded streets, and a subway commute that became even more hellish as floodwater rained on them from above the stations. As if Mondays weren’t hard enough.

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Commuters took to Twitter to post videos and pictures of the water falling from the street into the subway station:

Hey @NYCTSubway your station is leaking

— Mike Murphy (@mcwm) April 16, 2018

One video taken at the 145th street in Broadway shows the water pouring in from the staircase:

scenes from 145th st/broadway. @NYCTSubway @MTA @NY1 #justalittlerain

— josh guild (@jbguild) April 16, 2018

Can you imagine getting off the train and immediately getting thoroughly soaked with water from the grimy streets of New York?

Good morning and welcome to hell

— Jeremy Barr (@jeremymbarr) April 16, 2018

Hope you don’t have to get off at Bryant Park

— a ship (@Dangbattleship) April 16, 2018

The water eventually made it inside the trains themselves. That’s right—even inside the subway cars.


— Ellie Sunakawa (@elliesunakawa) April 16, 2018

But as we all know, New Yorkers are tough as hell. Commuters waded through the waters like it was normal. Some were even able to make jokes about the situation:

The coolest thing about living in New York is when the subway floods and I arrive to the office looking like an extra in “The Day After Tomorrow”

— BIG 🍎 COL(in) (@TheRealC_Max) April 16, 2018

ah, spring in new york…the sound of birds chirping 🐦 and flash flood warnings blaring from every iphone 🔊

— •*´¨`*•lauren•*´¨`*• (@trone_legacy) April 16, 2018

On Saturday, I was sunbathing in a crop top. On Sunday, I had to wear a parka. Today, I woke up to flash flood alerts. When I moved to New York for a more exciting life, this wasn’t exactly what I pictured.

— Hannah Orenstein (@hannahorens) April 16, 2018

Here’s to hoping their city government actually does something about the situation!

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