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Fri Jul 9, 2021, 12:27 PM

New York City subway stations flooded in waist-high water ahead of Tropical Storm Elsa

Source: USA Today

NEW YORK Heavy thunderstorms caused a deluge of rain, flooding subway stations and roadways in New York City hours before Tropical Storm Elsa arrived Friday.

The thunderstorms Thursday evening caused flash flooding in Manhattan and the Bronx that submerged at least one subway stop with waist-high water and soaked several others as traffic on busy roadways came to halt.

The rains prompted flash flood and severe thunderstorm warnings from the National Weather Service. Some pockets of the city saw nearly 3 to 3.5 inches of rain Thursday, according to weather service data.

Elsa had not yet reached New York when the flooding started but the tropical storm is expected to bring even more rainfall to the city, which had seen another severe thunderstorm Wednesday evening.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/topstories/new-york-city-subway-stations-flooded-in-waist-high-water-ahead-of-tropical-storm-elsa/ar-AALXLEY?li=BBnb7Kz

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Reply New York City subway stations flooded in waist-high water ahead of Tropical Storm Elsa (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jul 9 OP
OneCrazyDiamond Jul 9 #1
IronLionZion Jul 9 #2
BumRushDaShow Jul 9 #3
BigmanPigman Jul 9 #4
BumRushDaShow Jul 10 #5
BigmanPigman Jul 10 #6
IbogaProject Jul 10 #7

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Jul 9, 2021, 01:14 PM

1. Sandy Redux?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Jul 9, 2021, 01:50 PM

2. Infrastructure spending can include storm drains

a lot of cities can use upgrades on their storm management systems

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 9, 2021, 07:56 PM

3. It's harder for some places like NYC

because of all the rivers that run alongside or through them. For example, much of "downtown" business district of NYC (Manhattan Borough) is on an island that was artificially expanded, so it's water water everywhere there.





It flooded like that during Hurricane/Super Storm Sandy. It's on the ocean like Miami!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 9, 2021, 11:00 PM

4. That clean up cost NYC a fortune.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #4)

Sat Jul 10, 2021, 06:50 AM

5. The only "positive"

is that TS Elsa was a fast mover and blew past here in the SE PA/NJ area and NYC very quickly, fortunately not lingering with a fire hose of rain, or pushing water into the bays over an extended period of time. That more severe type of tropical sysrem could have really flooded out much of NYC's numerous underground subway lines.

In contrast - because Hurricane/Super Storm Sandy was so large (literally having rain bands extending from Maine to Florida) and was at full hurricane strength at landfall in Jersey, it just pumped rain and surf against everything along the northern east coast, and just swamped the hell out of NYC, causing millions and millions in damage - just to the transit system, let alone people's homes (where there was even utility damage that sparked a massive fire destroying a whole neighborhood of NYC houses - many belonging to NYFD employees).

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #5)

Sat Jul 10, 2021, 05:46 PM

6. You're correct, Sandy was not only

a monster storm and a monster expense up and down the coast.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 10, 2021, 10:50 PM

7. That map has inaccuracies

That map has at least one mistake. It labels Middlesex County as Somerset, Which is wrong.

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