Ida aftermath: Videos show rainwater pouring into NYC subway stations

MANHATTAN — New York commuters seeking shelter late Wednesday from pounding rains caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida realized quickly that the subway may have been the wrong choice.

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Videos shared widely across Twitter show water pouring into the 28th Street station, illustrating ongoing flooding issues reported for months by everyday riders, WPIX reported.

By 10:15 p.m., the Metropolitan Transportation Authority advised all riders to find alternate transportation due to the pounding rains and flash floods swamping not only New York City streets, but destinations across New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland as well.

“At this time, there is very limited train service,” the spokesperson tweeted, and conditions had not improved significantly in time for Thursday morning’s commute.

New York City Councilman Justin Brannan described the amount of rain as “biblical,” tweeting, “There isn’t a sewer system on the planet that can handle this much water at this rate – certainly not our ancient sewers here in New York City, some of which are still made of brick.”