MTA, environmental officials pushing to stay ahead of extreme weather after Ida

After Ida made a big impact across New York City, it left commuters unable to get to their destination and subway stations flooded.

News 12 Staff

Sep 9, 2021, 10:54 AM

Updated 946 days ago

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After Ida made a big impact across New York City, it left commuters unable to get to their destination and subway stations flooded.
The MTA says it is now taking all necessary precautions to protect its transportation network and deliver safe service for commuters. It has been one week since the remnants of Hurricane Ida rocked the city, and the response across the board seems to be lesson learned.
Last week during Ida, many subway stations were flooded. The transit system was also disrupted for days following the storm causing many troubles for commuters. Out of an abundance of caution in the rain expected across the city today, the city agencies and MTA say they are prepared.
If you are planning to use public transit tonight, the MTA is advising you give yourself extra travel time and be careful when walking on platforms and stairs as it could be slippery conditions.
The NYC Environmental Protection is working ahead of the storm to clear catch basins especially in flood prone areas. If you want to report a basin that needs to be cleared, you can call 311.
As for buses, there are two trucks waiting and ready in flood prone areas just in case. The Office of Emergency Management is advising New Yorkers to stay inside in severe weather.


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