Wet Wednesday leaves behind flooding, transit delays

A mudslide about 40-foot wide in the Glenwood section of Yonkers caused Metro-North tracks to be taken out of service along the Hudson after Wednesday's heavy rain. Credit: Metropolitan Transportation Authority
A mudslide in the Glenwood section of Yonkers caused Metro-North tracks to be taken out of service along the Hudson after Wednesday’s heavy rain.
Credit: Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Wednesday’s all-day torrential downpour soaked the city with nearly 5 inches of rain, causing flooding woes around the five boroughs.

Central Park recorded 4.97 inches, its 10th highest daily total ever, according to the National Weather Service.

Morning trains along Metro-North were still delayed after a mudslide the night before that covered tracks along the Hudson line in Yonkers.

DNAinfo also reported that the Lindenwood section was in particularly bad shape after the sudden storm.

“This was worse than Sandy. We’re right back to phase one, and I don’t think FEMA’s coming in for this one,” resident Nina Ayaz told DNAinfo.

The Office of Emergency Management also said that firefighters were sent to Howard Beach after reports of waist-deep waters in pockets around the neighborhood. Officials advised any New Yorker whose home or business might have been impacted by the rain to report the damage to 311.

OEM promised to collect and map the data in order to asses damages and see if residents might qualify for federal disaster assistance.

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