Flooding in NYC sees spouts of water erupt in subway & New Yorkers wearing TRASH BAGS as Newark Airport goes underwater

TERRIFYING footage shows subways flooded and an airport submerged underwater after NYC was rocked by a devastating deluge of rain.

Powerful remnants of Hurricane Ida saw New York City's first ever flood emergency declared as motorists were left stranded and people trapped in basements and overwhelmed subways.



Footage on social media shows water pouring in to a subway station on Jefferson Street while a train pulls up.

Other biblical scenes show rapid moving floodwater cascading down staircases on to the platform at 28th Street station in Midtown, Manhattan.

New Yorkers were seen wearing trash bags to protect themselves from the extreme weather, donning the lined bags and braving waist-deep murky water.

Meanwhile, New Jersey's Newark airport became submerged in water.

The flooding chaos in New York comes as…

  • Shocking footage shows a tornado ripping through New Jersey bridge
  • More than 1million homes have been left without power by Ida carnage
  • Seven children left hospitalized with carbon monoxide poisoning amid Ida chaos
  • More than 60 million people throughout northeast hit by flash flood watches

Social media videos show people marooned on escalators within the airport terminal as flooding rose at an alarming rate.

At least one video circulating on Twitter showed people in Newark attempting to cross a street using a canoe.

Another showed cars nearly submerged on a roadway in the pouring rain.

Another video showed the airport's baggage area severely flooded – leaving at least two workers stranded on top of machinery.

The National Weather Service (NSW) said around 3.24 inches of rain was recorded between 8pm and 9pm last night.

For around an hour, the airport temporarily halted all flights – but a limited service was later resumed, with operators advising passengers to check the status of their flights.

It comes as a total of eight people have been killed from the downpours as tornadoes ripped through northeastern USA.

Mayor Bill De Blasio and Governor Katie Hochul of New York City declared a state of emergency for the metropolitan area as well as New Jersey.

Emergency crews were rescuing dozens of stranded motorists and people trapped in a basement were being rescued by divers after a building collapsed in Queens.

A 66-year-old Brooklyn man was discovered dead in the basement of his Cypress Hills apartment at around half midnight on Thursday, the New York post reported.


A woman in her 40s was also found dead at about 1am in her apartment on Grand Central Parkway.

A 22-year-old man and a 45-year-old woman were both found dead in the basement of their home on 183rd Street near 90th Avenue in Queens.

The victims in New York, whose names were not released, were located in four different scenes throughout the city with victims ages two to 66, according to the New York Police Department, according to the New York Times.

Emergency crews were rescuing dozens of stranded motorists and people trapped in a basement were being rescued by divers after a building collapse in Queens.

At least eight deaths were reported from the flooding – seven in New York City and one in Passaic, NJ.

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