New York City Subways Floods: Would You Walk in This Water?
Have you seen these videos of the subways in New York City flooding? If you had to get to work or go home, would you walk in this water to get to the subway? I came across these videos on Instagram. When I watched them, I damn near threw up looking at people wading through that water. See, I lived in NYC while I attended New York University. I often took the subway, because that's just what New Yorkers do. Well, if you have ever taken the subway, you know just how much dirt, grime, trash and filth are down there. That's all I could think about watching folks walking through that water. It's like a filth soup. For me personally, I would have to just pay to catch an Uber or taxi home because I could never choose to wade through that water.
New York Subway Flooding Could Happen Again Due to Climate Change
According to The Guardian, the subways flooded after heavy rain hit the city from tropical storm Elsa on Thursday, July 8, 2021. The Guardian says that this might be the norm due to climate change.
According to Curbed,
Not only will there be more rain overall, it will fall more heavily over shorter periods of time. And when 1.5 inches of rain drops in just an hour onto a city made largely of concrete and other impermeable surfaces, all that water is going to gather and find somewhere to go — and that’s not necessarily going to be flood zones.
I hope that NYC can figure out how to solve the flooding problem. With so many politicians claiming that climate change isn't real, I can't really see the U.S. doing its part to stop it, so these weather phenomenons will likely be the norm.