The weather as of lately has been truly bizarre. One minute you’re flaunting shorts and a Hawaiian shirt, the next minute it’s a fluffed up North Face as the Beast from the East batters you with hail and 25ft of snow.
While most of America was getting ready to go to work at 7.30am this morning, New Yorkers woke to the sound of battering rain and I’m gonna say it, it makes the Beast from the East look like, well, whatever you call a young beastling.
In all my years in the north of England I can’t say I’ve seen anything like this.
Fucking flash flood warning ⚠️ scared the living hell out of me
— ?????????® ?⭐️ (@__TheeChosenONE) April 16, 2018
To make matters even more terrifying, many awoke to a warning text on their iPhones letting them know about a flash flood, reports Buzzfeed.
That flash flood warning text was really not needed. I literally woke up in a panic.
— Chantell (@ChantellCorrine) April 16, 2018
BITCH THAT FLASH FLOOD WARNING JUST TOOK 10 YEARS OFF OF MY LIFE @Apple NEXT TIME PLEASE JUST LET ME DROWN
— sailor jupiter (@niintendhoe) April 16, 2018
Drivers were swimming in their vehicles to work and the subways looked like deleted scenes from Titanic.
Rain inside New York City. In most ‘rich’ countries this would lead to parliamentary inquiries and / or politico’s losing their job. In America, excuse me, …. New York City, it’s just ‘mèh’. pic.twitter.com/n7CnTGlWpg
— Michiel Vos (@AmericanVos) April 16, 2018
For the Revengers: New York weather is just the WORST ! The wind and the rain have been relentless ! 4 Nor'easters in a row and now, terrible COLD spring storms.. Winter refuses to go away !! pic.twitter.com/sgs5PobNCE
— Julien 719 (@JulienNewYork) April 16, 2018
Uh if you’re in Cranford NJ, the flash flood warning is very very real pic.twitter.com/v4wgD3iCjb
— Kathryn VanArendonk (@kvanaren) April 16, 2018
In one tweet rain can be seen streaming down the walls of the subway. Rain in the walls. The apocalypse is near. In another it was rushing down the stairs. I’ll never let go, Jack!
At least when commuters got onto their subway cars they could dry off. Oh wait. No. It was raining inside the subway cars too.
Check out some of the more terrifying tweets below:
Probably a bad picture but the NYC subway station on 96th street is flooded… underground… pic.twitter.com/exTO7EXcVj
— Lyric (@LyricOfWisdom) April 16, 2018
— Mike Murphy (@mcwm) April 16, 2018
— josh guild (@jbguild) April 16, 2018
Good morning and welcome to hell pic.twitter.com/EJ39NBwr7R
— Jeremy Barr (@jeremymbarr) April 16, 2018
Hope you don’t have to get off at Bryant Park pic.twitter.com/kuJYWHwnc3
— a ship (@Dangbattleship) April 16, 2018
RAINS INSIDE OF SUBWAY CAR; UNFAZED NEW YORKER CONTINUES TO EAT BREAKFAST SANDWICH pic.twitter.com/CzmhYtmkY6
— Ellie Sunakawa (@elliesunakawa) April 16, 2018
— Bret Hyde (@BretHyde) April 16, 2018
— Mathias Kook (@Mbkook24) April 16, 2018
Truly terrifying. Ain’t nobody got time for that.
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Joseph Loftus is a Gold Standard NCTJ journalist with four years experience working for international and regional press.
As well as working for UNILAD and LADbible, Joseph has worked as Liverpool Correspondent for Unsigned & Independent Magazine, as well as stints with the Liverpool Echo and Warrington Guardian.