posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 01:32 AM
Forecasters have said that flooding could be extensive, and that the storm surge could flood NYC's Subway system if it arrives in the area around
Monday at 9 p.m., which is when high tide will be in the region.
I had begun thinking about the implications of the NYC subway system flooding. What could this mean to the city? Obviously, lack of public
transportation and the subsequent inability of millions to get to work come to mind. Possible power and water outages, as the utility delivery systems
lie beneath ground.
Could broken sewage lines present a biohazard? What about the tons and tons of litter down there?
Then I thought about the rats. Here a a site dedicated to NYC subways' rat infestation problem.
As much as people love to throw around gross estimates, I was unable to find real statistics as to an estimate of the rat population in NYC Subways,
but it is apparently an ever-growing problem. Rats seen at at least 1 in 10 stations: the ones that are seen, these are.
What happens to millions and millions of rats when flooded? Do they die and become fodder for disease organisms? Do they run up, to the streets and
Sorry for positing negative thoughts, but I have been wondering to myself for hours now. The subways' closing is being mentioned in the most recent
updates, but are the deeper implications than not being able to commute, intentionally not being discussed?
But most likely, I am just trippin...
Anyway, cockroaches too...
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