On Friday, a National Weather Service flood advisory was in place for New York City with high rainfall expected to cause flooding in areas that were low-lying and with poor drainage. Video Player is loading. This is a modal window.Did New York City have a flash flood emergency?
Torrential rains from Tropical Storm Ida pounded the New York City metropolitan area Wednesday night, forcing the National Weather Service to issue a Flash Flood Emergency for the city for the first time in history. @timinbklyn This is the first time we've ever had to issue one.Did video show water flooding on NYC subway platform?
One video shared over 17,000 times showed a person trying to navigate waist-deep water at a subway platform by the 1 train at 157th Street. Other footage shared by the same user depicted people take what they called the "potato sack race approach" to the flooding, as people used garbage bags to try to protect themselves from the water.Are there any road closures in NYC due to flooding?
On Thursday night, the New York Police Department told people to expect delays at all major crossing, as well as road closures due to flooding, and advised people to keep off the roads and use public transport if possible.