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:

And one very brave lady took off her shoes to wade through the river of God-knows-what:

There are also subway lakes:

The subway waterfalls also magically returned:

And the subway waterfalls emptied into subway pools...

... and rivers:

Yes, the MTA does know:

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: