NYC Subway System Gets Hit Hard
- Duration 3:37
- Date Oct 31, 2012
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It's -- seeing that in -- I'm seeing up a lot of -- MTA workers take a look over my shoulder this -- the south ferry subway station -- it is -- the southern most tip of Manhattan.
It is as you can clearly see boarded up you can see the caution tape you can see this sandbags what you can see right down that escalator I walked down there a few moments ago.
There is fifty feet 5050.
Feet of water.
In this subway station a newly renovated subway station and off in the distance -- even get a peek at it from here the Army Corps of Engineers is here.
Off in the distance you can see their emergency operations -- a special a league team has now arrived consisting of hydrologist as well as engineers.
They -- going to assist the Army Corps of Engineers and others to try and restore the New York City Subway station.
But it's not going to be up and running anytime soon.
At least as far as most New Yorkers are concerned and very quickly I want to add something very disturbing that -- a few moments ago.
A young man showed up here with what appeared to be fake and TA that's the people who run the subway credentials -- tried to get into the subway system he was stopped.
They don't know what he was planning to do.
He is now.
-- -- -- -- -- we'll have fun I was on our fat.
A lot of strange things no doubt in -- aftermath of all of this but.
Casey those trucks and you know that and every day we'll make a little bit of progress in kind getting things somewhere back towards normalcy.
What about the other parts of New York City David -- -- how's it going there.
A lot needs to be accomplished them he's been around here this is the ferry station for the Staten Island -- this is where the boats depart from Manhattan.
-- -- island we -- tell that the ferry station there is quote completely devastated.
And yesterday NYPD new York city police department.
Had to make number of rescues in Staten Island we are told they used a helicopter to -- six people off of rooftops.
They had to -- a basket five adults and one child.
During an emergency evacuation.
Staten Island overall still in very rough condition you -- a moment ago Tony two people have died in New York City seven of those deaths in Staten Island one of them an off duty new York city police officer who died in Staten Island.
He apparently was electrocuted.
Possibly the hardest hit the allocation in the five -- of New York City breezy point queens.
We've heard about the 100 homes destroyed by fire.
Let's not forget the fact that -- more than 100 more have suffered their extensive flood damage people were told to evacuate from there.
But more than half of them simply refused to do so and lastly let me tell you about what's happening across the Hudson River from here in Hoboken.
The streets there are still covered with water -- still many streets have barely passable.
The if that officials there say 20000 people now want to be evacuated.
They need emergency supplies they need food they need generators they need -- they need they say a great deal of -- out.
And lastly now taking advantage of all this bad news here in New York City that -- -- people taken into custody.
From -- -- -- that was ends up being part of the story of 20000 people need to be evacuated still from Hoboken and that is.
An unbelievable story and fifty feet of water in as subway station behind you -- it -- -- AAF.
And -- somewhere but it's a very deep hole as you have told us David -- thank you.