Tropical Storm Elsa (Elsa) has not yet arrived in the United States New York, but has brought heavy rain for the local, causing several subway stations flooding, major road traffic disruption. After Elsa ravaged Florida with fierce winds and heavy rain, it continued to move northward on the east coast of the United States.
The U.S. National Weather Service (National Weather Service) said a series of heavy thunderstorms this afternoon in New York City and surrounding areas accumulated 25 to 100 millimeters of rain, “causing flooding in some areas.
Subway riders posted video to Twitter of a flooded platform at Manhattan’s 157th Street North subway station, showing several commuters crossing a pool of waist-deep black water to reach the platform.
New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Commissioner Sarah Feinberg said at a press conference today, “The First and A lines are significantly impacted, with significant station flooding.”
Some major roads in New York were also temporarily closed, including in the Bronx, causing traffic disruptions. The NYPD tweeted a film of cars driving under water and stranded.
The National Weather Service warned that Elsa is heading north from Florida, bringing heavy rain that is expected to arrive in New York on the morning of the 9th, when flooding is likely to occur again.