A Subway In NYC Was Flooded Due To Heavy Rain And It's Giving Some Serious Nepal Vibes
If there’s one skill every Nepali has mastered, it’s performing all kinds of gymnastics to navigate puddles and potholes during monsoon. Navigating filthy roads while cursing the government is one of the most Nepali things one can experience. So it's somewhat bizarre to see people living in a first world country like America also facing the same issue.
Major flooding in Manhattan 😳 pic.twitter.com/7Wk0JpSwD5— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) July 8, 2021
This video of a flooded NYC subway went viral last week and Twitter was horrified, to say the least. The video was taken at the No. 1 station on West 157th Street in upper Manhattan and shows people walking through the waist-high water into the completely flooded path to catch their trains. Some were even seen wearing trash bags to ‘protect’ themselves from the filthy sewage water. Here are some Twitter reactions:
I would not want to be walking in that. 😬 You're swimming with the rats. You've got to be desperate to go to work or home with no other route option.— Romina Jones (@Andabeat) July 8, 2021
i am left wondering—— turnyocameraofftaveion. (@Jtylerwp) July 8, 2021
what dire circumstances must one face that compels them to wade through NYC subway flood water… https://t.co/zFtuO2KZ8U
This thread is absolutely insane. Idgaf what I got going on bruh, walking through a NYC SUBWAY FLOOD? Bruh that’s basically the same water that caused the dome in the Simpsons movie 😂 https://t.co/05IMCv5KGS— 𓊽𝗬𝗲𝗵𝗼𝘀𝗲𝗽𝗵 𝗔𝗺𝗼𝗿 𝗘𝗹 𝗕𝗲𝘆™𓊽 (@Mr_Wednesdey) July 8, 2021
I would rather die than go into this water https://t.co/bOsw01GdtR— Booktube Bae🧜🏾♀️ (@ofentsemdk) July 10, 2021
the next 3 strains of COVID and the 2nd bubonic plague are in that water https://t.co/SoYbB2qO21— jay (@jaytlau) July 10, 2021
Well I didn't guess that America is slowly transforming into a post-apocalyptic landscape. What do you think when will the radioactive monsters show up? https://t.co/h7dtj9WqDS— Femboy Art🏳️🌈✒️ (@ArtFemboy) July 10, 2021
Although all jokes aside, the situation actually was pretty terrible for subway riders.
Well NYC subway floods pic.twitter.com/NZZGE00piQ— #EAGLE EYES (@JOLLYFATSCHEF) July 11, 2021
The Nepali in us does want to say ‘pffft amateurs’ but we really do hope no one actually got sick from coming into contact with that filthy floodwater. Although we also can't help but wonder how Americans would react in this situation:
We hope it never comes to this for their sake! What was your reaction to the subway flood video? Tell us in the comments.