New York City Highways Under Water During Unprecedented Flash Flood Emergency

New York City’s transportation system buckled on the evening of September 1, as intense rain led to flash flooding in subways and along highways.

As the remnants of Hurricane Ida passed through the northeast on Wednesday, the National Weather Service issued its first ever “flash flood emergency” for New York City.

This video, taken on the Upper East Side, shows flooding along the FDR highway, as cars and emergency vehicles attempt to navigate the water. Credit: Robyn Shepherd via Storyful

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