If you were in the subway during the big thunderstorm and hailstorm, you might have thought you got lucky and dodged the bad weather. But we all have to emerge from the subway eventually—and when storms dump a lot of rain in a short period of time, subway stations can become deluged.
For example, if you were to try to leave the First Avenue L train station, you would perhaps be better staying underground:
— CR (@charcrea) July 17, 2018
And one very brave lady took off her shoes to wade through the river of God-knows-what:
— IlyaVaykusZarembsky (@wly_cdgr) July 17, 2018
There are also subway lakes:
— Kristen Martin (@kwistent) July 17, 2018
The subway waterfalls also magically returned:
And the subway waterfalls emptied into subway pools...
— Progressive Action (@progressiveact) July 17, 2018
... and rivers:
— Paul Rosenberg (@PaulsRandomness) July 17, 2018
Yes, the MTA does know:
Severe weather is causing flooding in some areas across the system. Currently, we have no service on the 6 between 125 St and Hunts Point Av. We are battling station flooding on the L at 1 Av, at Times Sq, and on the 1 at Houston St. Please stay safe, NYC.
— NYCT Subway (@NYCTSubway) July 17, 2018
The MTA pumps out 13 million gallons of water from the subway system on a dry day. Just take inspiration from this commuter (of the great April 16 rainstorm) and keep on keepin' on: