It's a manhole on a NYC subway platform below ground. There was very heavy rain from the storm that cause some localized flooding. The rain found its way into a manhole at street level and followed conduits down. Head pressure from the drop caused this fountain effect.— Robert (@e_wile) July 9, 2021
The videos coming out of the NYC subway right now are terrifying pic.twitter.com/EKRCppnO9g— Read Jackson Rising by @CooperationJXN (@JoshuaPHilll) July 8, 2021
What’s crazy about the NYC subway flooding video is that’s just after a couple days of regular ass rain.— Big Pizza (@TheLexxorcist) July 9, 2021
Tropical Storm Elsa is coming tonight and NY is about to flood way worse. You’d think after Hurricane Sandy they would have learned a thing or two.
Buckle up New Yorkers.
What in the actual fuck 🤷🏻♀️😂😂😂— LittleMissHorrorNerd 💙💛💙 (@MissHorrorNerd) July 8, 2021
NYC subway currently 😳 pic.twitter.com/DPj2LI7t8T
That wasn’t designed to handle 3-5” of rain in the matter of a couple hours.— Vaughn Judge Jr. (@SixFootLive) July 9, 2021