It takes 14 hours to go home in 1 hour! New York passengers trapped overnight on the train due to heavy rain
China News Service, September 3, according to a report by ChinaNet.com, at 7:43 pm local time on the 1st, Camilla Akbari, a student from the New York University School of Law, boarded from Penn Station in New York City. New Jersey MRT, the destination is my mother’s house in Princeton, New Jersey. This is a journey that usually takes about an hour. However, this time she spent about 14 hours.
According to reports, Akbari was trapped on the train all night during heavy rains and floods, without electricity, ventilation, food or water, and even unable to go to the toilet. She said that all she heard throughout the night were false promises, saying that “rescue is on the way.”
She told the media in an interview: “Whether it is psychologically or in fact, we have spent several hours in the dark.”
August 31st, local time, Louisiana, USA Orleans, due to the fact that electricity has not yet been restored, the city’s street scene lights are rare in the evening.
On the evening of the 1st, the heavy rain brought by the “Ada” that has been downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone caused instant flooding in New York City, and thousands of people were trapped in the urban public transportation system. No way of commuting is immune: road traffic, subways, ground rails, and airports are all flooded by heavy rain.
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Agency (MTA) said on the 2nd that 46 places in the subway system were flooded, and about 65 buses and two trains to Connecticut were trapped. In addition, almost all New Jersey MRT services were suspended due to the flood.
New York State Governor Hochul said that New York City was paralyzed by this “unprecedented rainstorm.” She said: “All night, our bus system workers shuttled on the tracks to ensure the safety of passengers.”
The CNN reporter Simon Prokupets was also trapped. One of the passengers, he spent the night at Times Square Station in Manhattan, and he said that dozens of people were trapped together in the carriage. He had been sitting in the carriage from 9:45 in the evening and didn’t move one stop until after 7 in the morning the next morning.
“Many of these passengers have no other way to go home. The subway is their life. This is the only way for them to go home,” Prokupets said.
When Akbari’s train arrived at the station, it was already 7:30 am on the 2nd, which was nearly 12 hours before her departure time. Her mother drove to pick her up, and it took them two more hours to get back to Princeton’s home, because road traffic was also closed due to flooding.
“This was definitely an adventure,” Akbari said. “The situation was not so easy in retrospect.”