More than 800 passengers were rescued from across the New York City's subway system due to last night's storm, New York Police Department Chief Rodney Harrison said Thursday.
Along with the 835 passengers rescued, the NYPD made 69 water rescues and 166 non-water rescues related to the remnants of Hurricane Ida, Harrison said.
Twenty of the 69 water rescues happened in Queens, and 18 of the 20 Queens rescues occurred at the ongoing US Open tennis tournament, Harrison said.
The NYPD’s Emergency Services Unit made a separate 166 non-water rescues, Harrison said.
Harrison said 25 families need relocation because of the storm. The NYPD also found 496 vehicles abandoned across the city. There are still more vehicles that need to be taken out of the roadway, he said.
Additionally, Harrison said the only highway in the city that remains shut down is a part of the Bronx River Parkway.
The NYPD has also formed a task force of officers who will go door-to-door to check on residents in areas of the city where water rose to dangerous levels.