The morning commute in New York City is never really easy, but with this morning’s rain storm, the inconvenient trek turned into a flooded nightmare.
A huge storm made its way into the city right around rush hour, and a flash flood warning was issued. That’s not going to stop New Yorkers from getting where they need to be.
In case you thought ducking into a subway station would provide some relief from the rain, we regret to inform you that is not always the case. In fact, sometimes the rain is just as bad underground, if not worse, since you’re basically trapped underground and soaking wet.
Plus, there’s no telling what that water has been through before making it into the subway.
It’s not just the stations that are flooding, but the entrances and stairs as well, leaving commuters soaked both from the bottom and the top.
It’s almost like an avant-garde fountain display that absolutely no one asked for.
People likened the indoor downpours to natural wonders, like waterfalls and oases.
New York’s subway system is pretty old and isn’t the best at handling a lot of rain coming down in a short amount of time. Especially the four to five inches of rain NYC received in the past 24 hours.
At least this one man was totally unfazed by the torrential downpour INSIDE OF A SUBWAY CAR. He continued to calmly eat his breakfast sandwich.
If you were struck in traffic this morning or found your train stalled, appreciate that you were most likely dry when you arrived at your destination.
For many New Yorkers, soaked socks, wet jeans, and damp breakfast sandwiches are going to be an unwelcome addition to the day.