The authorities declared an emergency in the city. The train service had to be suspended due to flooding on almost all lines.
The Ida pass has left severe damage on the east coast of the United States since the weekend. New York City was the storm scene on Wednesday, where water flooded streets and flooded the stairs, corridors, and tracks of the subway service like rivers.
Almost all the metro lines of the city were suspended, while the stunned users recorded as streams of water and waterfalls that fell through the roofs of the tunnels, once again highlighting the significant deterioration of the infrastructure.
The panorama in the streets was not unlike what was happening underground; the strong winds and the intensity of the rainfall collapsed the city that was declared an emergency by the authorities.
"I declare a state of emergency to help New Yorkers affected by tonight's storm. Stay off the roads and avoid all unnecessary travel," New York State Governor Kathy Hochul announced early Thursday on her Twitter profile.
Images of flooded cars and people walking with water above their knees also invaded social networks.
"We are experiencing a historic meteorological event with rains that are breaking records throughout the city, with brutal flooding and dangerous conditions on the roads," warned the Mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, on social networks.
Earlier, the Met Office issued a hurricane warning for Manhattan and the Bronx in New York City, which ended at about 9:30 p.m. (Local time). However, the tornado warning was active throughout the city until 1:00 a.m. (local time) this Thursday.
On Monday, Ida, one of the most powerful hurricanes to hit the U.S. Gulf Coast, cut off power to more than 1 million homes in Louisiana and sparked rescue operations in flooded communities around New Orleans as the storm weakened to the north.
Ida made landfall on Sunday as a Category 4 hurricane, 16 years after Hurricane Katrina, evoking memories of the disaster that killed more than 1,800 people in 2005 and devastated New Orleans.
Late Monday, after causing a flood in Louisiana and killing at least two people, Ida was downgraded to a tropical depression as her eye dragged across neighboring Mississippi. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said more deaths were expected in his state.