Hurricane Ida’s impact was felt throughout NYC last night. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood emergency for the first time in NYC history. A total of 7.13 inches of rain fell in NYC, the city’s fifth highest daily amount. Sadly, the flooding and damage claimed the lives of at least thirteen people.
Upper West Siders were out and about to document the historic event both last night and this morning.
Instagram user @dannydalynycmoments captured delivery workers pedaling through the storm on Central Park West last night.
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Citizen App users reported a flooded hallway in a 93rd Street building and a fallen tree blocking the entrance to a 63rd Street building.
Apartment Flooding @CitizenApp
201 W 93rd St 12:13:07 AM EDT
Downed Tree Blocking Building Entrance @CitizenApp
228 W 63rd St Yesterday 9:11:54 PM EDT
In Riverside Park, both the Hippo Playground and Dinosaur Playground are closed due to Ida’s damage.
IDA UPDATE: Hippo Playground (91st Street), Dinosaur Playground (97th Street) & Riverbank Playground (145th Street) are closed
Greenway is blocked @ 148th & 181st
Many trees & limbs fell – NYC Forestry Team is starting to address now. Please use caution if you visit the park! pic.twitter.com/3btepJ2b9s
— Riverside Park Conservancy (@RiversideParkNY) September 2, 2021
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