You won't believe what NYC's commute looked like on this rainy morning

The morning commute in New York City is never really easy, but with this morning's rainstorm, the inconvenient trek turned into a flooded nightmare.

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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.

Photos from the storm: 

Insane photos show nightmare commute in NYC on rainy morning
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Insane photos show nightmare commute in NYC on rainy morning
Good morning and welcome to hell
scenes from 145th st/broadway. @NYCTSubway @MTA @NY1 #justalittlerain
It’s raining in #NewYorkCity — inside @MTA @nytimes
@MTA it’s raining inside at multiple spots in the Houston St. 1 train station. Might want to look into that.
Hey @NYCTSubway your station is leaking
@mariskreizman Hope you don’t have to get off at Bryant Park
Here are the little-known Cuomo Falls at 42nd Street @CynthiaNixon @HyersBill @RebeccaKKatz
A lovely underground oasis 🌴@NYCTSubway #CuomosMTA
This is why its so bad to litter in NYC, because shit like this happens.
come get y’alls station @MTA
@NYCTSubway this is the state of the Bryant Park M platform right now
Its pouring...on the 42nd St/Bryant Park F platform...@MTA

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.

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