Are you taking the subway? Be sure to pack a lifeboat!
Heavy rains caused titanium-level flooding at several Big Apple train stations on Thursday – forcing some desperate New Yorkers to wade through underground lakes just to get on with their commute.
Shocking video showed a woman walking down the waist deep water as she tried to reach the platform at 157th Street No. 1 train station in Washington Heights.
The “pour” strap hanger had water up to her ankles as she climbed down the stairs – before plowing down into the underground pond. She continued to move unheard of and held a shopping bag over her head.
Another commuter at the same water-filled station was also caught on camera pulling through the subway pool on his way out. The video showed him moving through knee-deep water with a plastic bag on his head.
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Another user tweeted: “Wow @mta flooded train, no AC, feels like a sauna, trying to get to safety so no one slips and the conductor is angry, we are not coming fast enough. What a mess. Something has changed.”
Floods were also reported at 191st Street No. 1 train station and at 125th Street station – where the video showed water flowing on the platform and on an incoming train.
At 149 Street – the Grand Concourse station in the Bronx, torrents flowed down a flight of stairs, turning it into a waterfall.
“Stairs that look like a water park ride right now,” wrote the Instagram account “Subway Creatures.”
The underground flooding took place when the city was placed during a “violent thunderstorm” by the National Weather Service that lasted until 6 p.m. 21.00.
The Big Apple is expected to continue to be soaked on Friday as tropical storm Elsa moves through the region.
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An MTA spokesman said the agency was investigating videos of the flood.
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