Flash floods in New York City have thrown lives into disarray, with the death toll rising to at least eight people. The city’s subway system has been shut down and many buildings were evacuated as a precautionary measure.
New York is experiencing extreme weather, including flash floods. Both above and below ground travel has been interrupted as a result of these events. While subway stations are flooded, motorists are stuck in the water. The city is bracing itself for the arrival of Tropical Storm Elsa. People have posted films on social media networks depicting New Yorkers’ pitiful situation. Thunderstorms with hail were reported in New Jersey, causing flash floods in Manhattan. These don’t have anything to do with Elsa. New Yorkers, on the other hand, got a taste of what might happen if Tropical Storm Elsa makes landfall.
The storm is expected to hit on Friday afternoon, with tropical-force winds and heavy rain. Residents must, of course, be prepared to deal with the circumstance. They may anticipate infrastructure damage, power outages, and other problems.
According to the Daily Mail UK, officials sent special squads on rescue operations for people stuck in deep water with their cars on a highway in the Bronx. Furthermore, significant flooding was seen at a number of subway stations in Manhattan. A station in the Washington Heights area was flooded. Residents were evacuated and highways were closed as a result of flash floods on the East Coast in August 2018. In case you didn’t know, the city is situated on the Pacific coast.
As a result, it would be affected by the negative consequences of global warming, which include the possibility of flooding. A sea wall for New York City was suggested in a news article from January of last year to fight floods caused by climate change and sea level rise.
Floods disrupted travel.
Incoming traffic caused delays at New York City’s main airports.
Those on the roadways had to come up with new ways to avoid the hazards of water on the ground and rain from above. The Metropolitan Transit Agency has issued a warning regarding the suspension of rail service in certain areas. “Crews are currently resolving flooding problems at our stations,” the agency said, according to the Daily Mail UK. It went on to say that when the streets above flood, the water would constantly flow downwards, making navigation in the subways difficult.
Hurricane Florence eventually became a tropical storm in September 2018, with catastrophic flooding predicted.
Because of the flooding, baseball games have been postponed.
Inclement weather and flooding have created doubt about sports like baseball. The game between the New York Mets and the Pittsburgh Pirates was one of the casualties. It may be possible to reschedule it for Friday. That, too, may be a hazardous endeavor, as Tropical Storm Elsa could wreak havoc. The Mets have now been rained off twice this week, according to the Daily Mail UK. They had waited a long time to face the Milwaukee Brewers, but Mets owner Steve Cohen eventually cancelled the game. Senator Mike Gianaris voiced his dissatisfaction with the current weather conditions.
“This is only going to get worse when Elsa goes through,” he tweeted. Please be safe and only leave the house if absolutely necessary.” For their own safety, people should follow the advise.
New York City’s transportation networks were devastated by floods.
New York City, according to ABC 7 NY, had a terrible day as severe thunderstorms and flash floods knocked down transport networks. It resulted in the closure of a highway, and trapped cars were forced to wait for rescue crews. Roads became rivers, and subway stations became pools. The airports of LaGuardia and JFK were not spared by the weather. Floods in New Zealand’s South Island immobilized the country in June, forcing officials to evacuate hundreds of people.
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