Hello fellow ATSers
When I was watching NYC making preparations for this MEGA storm on the BBC network I saw workers using ply board sheets to board up a subway entrance
I was thinking this must be to prevent people trying to enter the subway. That there must be a proper water tight seal further within the subway
complex to prevent water from entering the subway proper. I know London, England Tube Network does not have this as we are not that close to sea level
(as NYC) and we have the Thames barrier.
Well, now we find out the subways are flooded with sea water. So a vast chunk of the travel network is now out of commission for the emergency
services to use!
If I was a NYC resident I would be MAD! because this is how they sealed up the subway ..... take a look at the pictures and tell me how this is
supposed to keep out a flood?
This is the video I saw on the BBC. So the water come in through the gap between floor and ply and between ply sheet joints. When it gets to the top
of the ply board it goes straight over the top and into the subway. Very clever! Even if they put ply boards across the top its not gonna stop water
From this angle I doubt that they attempted to put any boarding across the top.
Okay this image show grating across subway entrance I assume after you have gone down the steps into the subway proper. So this is just to prevent
So I think you can see the grating at the bottom of the stairs which are closed and locked in image 5. Let me know if I'm wrong.
Workers putting the the ply boards.
Worker putting ply boards across grating above subway. Any one wanna tell me if water will get in?? LOL! It's a joke guys and gals.
I'm in London, UK, so I don't have any knowledge of the NYC subway. So if any NYC ATS can give this tread some input that would be great. I hope
I'm wrong but if I'm right I would be so MAD as NYC had some warning this MEGA storm was coming and could have made a better effort (rant!)
Lastly, can I ask if the trains were taken out of the sub way network or parked up in sub way tunnel least likely to flood.
(Sorry, but did not know how to put these images directly onto this thread and had to use the link function. If any one can put the pics up for me