Ida Soaks the UWS

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.

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


IG user @marzenka_ ventured into Central Park this morning to witness Ida’s remnants. Patch reports that 3.15 inches fell within a single hour, setting a new park record.

In Riverside Park, both the Hippo Playground and Dinosaur Playground are closed due to Ida’s damage.

For MTA service updates, check or follow @MTA on Twitter.

For flood and emergency updates, check or follow @NotifyNYC on Twitter.

For real-time updates from the Mayor’s office, follow @NYCMayor on Twitter.

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