New York subways flooded as stormy weather hits east coast

Tornadoes and flooded New York subways as stormy weather hits east coast
Source: The Guardian
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Daily US Times: The east coast of the United States was battered by extreme weather on Thursday evening as heavy thunderstorms brought travel disruption and flooding and to the New York City area, while stormy weather because of Tropical Storm Elsa and even sparked tornadoes in North Carolina and Georgia.

Due to heavy rainstorms ahead of Elsa, New York City witnessed dramatic scenes as subway stations were inundated by water. Videos posted to social media showed people wading through a flooded station in northern Manhattan, while a station in the Bronx saw water cascading down the stairs and in a downtown station, people saw water poured from the ceiling.

Photos posted by Accuweather showed that parts of the Hutchinson River Parkway and Bronx River Parkway were underwater and closed. According to NJ.com, there were reports of golfball-sized hail falling in New Jersey during thunderstorms that are unrelated to Elsa.

National Hurricane Center said that the stormy weather brought heavy rains and warnings of flash flooding, as well as strong winds.

On Friday morning, tropical storm warnings were still in effect along the coast from North Carolina to Massachusetts. There was a chance in New York’s Long Island would see sustained tropical storm-force winds, the National Weather Service in New York warned.

The National Weather Service in Morehead City, North Carolina, tweeted that a tornado was spotted near Fairfield on Thursday afternoon.

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