- New York City saw flash floods on Wednesday as the remnants of Hurricane Ida hit the Northeast.
- One video showed a city bus filling up with water and passengers standing up on seats to avoid it.
- “Bus fully flooded driving through, multiple cars stuck in the water,” the person who took the video wrote.
A New York City bus began filling up with water as the driver drove through flash floods on Wednesday night, according to video shared on Twitter.
The video, posted by Joe English, a press officer for UNICEF based in New York, showed a large pool of water inside the bus as passengers stood up on top of the seats to avoid getting wet.
—Joe English (@JoeEEnglish) September 2, 2021
“Queens Boulevard in Maspeth/Corona is a literal river at the moment. Bus fully flooded driving through, multiple cars stuck in the water. Absolutely insane,” English wrote in a tweet.
“Hero bus driver managed to get us safely through the 3-4 feet of rain coursing down the boulevard,” he continued, saying the bus finally made it to higher ground.
New York was hit with extreme flooding as the remnants of Hurricane Ida passed through the mid-Atlantic and Northeast on Wednesday. Tornadoes also touched down in Maryland and New Jersey.