The New York subway is world famous – and getting wet!
The reason is “Elsa”. The tropical storm hit US land in Florida on Wednesday and moved along the coast in a northeasterly direction during days. He arrived in New York City on Friday.
“Elsa” caused damage by flooded roads and uprooted trees. Rail traffic was also unable to cope with the water rush.
With wind speeds reaching 85 kilometers per hour in the high-altitude valleys, the sky rained heavily for the subway system, which has been in operation for more than 100 years.
Videos show people in New York being flooded. Many metro stations could no longer be controlled.
“We are now waiting for the water to recede,” said Joe Soto. He is the emergency manager of the city. “The drainage system was just overloaded.”
Sarah Feinberg, chair of the New York City Transportation Authority, wrote in an email: “We’ve weathered the storm pretty well.”
Damage has also occurred in other parts of the country. One person died after a tree fell on a car in Florida.
The tropical storm hit the coast in the southern state with wind speeds of more than 100 kilometers per hour. However, during the last three days, “Elsa” had lost strength.
Nevertheless, there were many damages in other states as well, mainly due to heavy rains. In Georgia “Elsa” had thrown a mobile home more than 50 meters through the air.
In South Carolina, the Coast Guard had to rescue a family whose boat was stranded in a deserted area. An additional tornado was reported in North Carolina.
Many people died in the Caribbean. There the storm was still classified as a hurricane.
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