Hurricane Henri was right on track to bring about destruction in the streets of New York on Sunday- and it was ably assisted by heavy downpours. The rains that took place on Saturday night at the Big Apple led to major flooding in the city, where it shuttered subways and inundated roadways. According to meteorological reports, the tempest was on its way to make landfall on Long Island by the middle of Sunday- which was mentioned by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Hurricane Henri Mowing Down New York
But the storms that were caused due by the moisture from Hurricane Henri collided with the city- bringing with itself heavy rains as well as flash floods to the entirety of the city- where it also forced drivers to move out of their cars in lower Brooklyn.
The Post went on to capture photos in Gowanus where firefighters and the police were trying to assist drivers whose vehicles were stuck in around six inches of water. The Twitterati also reported massive flooding in places like Williamsburg, where drivers navigated through rivers due to the rains that came before they were expected.
Hurricane Henri led to around 4 inches of rain crashing over Central Park on the night of Saturday, with around 1.69 inches of rain falling just between the period of 10 pm and 11 pm, according to the National Weather Service.
Unfortunately, the flooding also made it to several subway stations as many officials in subways were forced to suspend quite a few trains between 14th Street and 96th Street and around 3 trains between Harlem- 48th Street and Penn Station- due to the flooding that took place near 79th Street according to the MTA. Most of the riders who frequented these trains were asked to the 4 or the 2 train, which was rerouted towards the Eastside.
One rep from the MTA confirmed that there was a water condition at 79th Street- caused by Hurricane Henri- which cut off services completely between 34th Street as well as 79th Street.