Axios’ morning email thingie (odd emboldening and enigmatic bullet usage is theirs) reports that the weather got wild EAST of the Hudson river:
At least eight people are dead after remnants of Ida caused flash flooding in the New York City area, The New York Times reports.
Central Park recorded3.15 inches of rain in one hour, from 8:51 p.m. to 9:51 p.m.
- Subway service is mostly suspended this morning.
- The National Weather Service called it “an exceedingly rare event with 6-10″ of rainfall falling over a several hour period.”
At 9:43 p.m., the Weather Service in NYC tweeted: “[T]his particular warning for NYC is the second time we’ve ever issued a Flash Flood Emergency (It’s the first one for NYC). The first time we’ve issued a Flash Flood Emergency was for Northeast New Jersey an hour ago.”
- “We are seeing way too many reports of water rescues and stranded motorists,” the Weather Service tweeted. “Do not drive through flooded roadways. You do not know how deep the water is and it is too dangerous. Turn Around Don’t Drown.”
Now that NYC is experiencing it, maybe our national press will report on it?