We're over three weeks removed from Hurricane Sandy, and clean-up efforts from the extensive and debilitating flooding are still going on. Police are dealing with thousands of pieces of evidence in NYPD storage centers that were damaged, and the MTA is still clearing out some tunnels. Below, you can get another dramatic reminder of how bad the flooding was from this video of the Queens-Midtown Tunnel during the storm.
It took almost two weeks to reopen the tunnel after the storm hit—it also caused some friction between MTA CEO and Chairman Joe Lhota and Mayor Bloomberg. Lhota had to apologize after he said Bloomberg “like an idiot” had made arbitrary predictions to reporters about when the tunnel might be open.