MOHALI: A Video widely spreading on social media in which a flood like situation can be seen at New York Subway Station. Users on social media sharing this video as recent linked with New York Floods.
"Few days back state of emergency has been declared in New York City as strong storms bring flash flooding."
X account "RestoringOurCulture" shared the video and wrote, "New York City subway, for the first time in years the vagons are cleaned, and this could not be possible without the floods."
Another X account "Miss_Mystique007?" shared the video on 1 Oct 2023 and wrote, "New York City Subway Flooding..!"
Spokesman in it's investigation found the video to be old from year 2021. This video has no link with recent flood like situation in New York City.
To start our investigation, we looked the video carefully and found that at the upper left side of the video, courtesy has been given to AlexEtling via Storyful.
Keeping this information in our mind, we did keyword search.
Viral video is not recent.
We found the original video uploaded by Alex Etling. Alex shared this video on X on 2 Sep 2021 and wrote, "Getting a bit of rain in New York City tonight…"
Also, we found many reports regarding the incident. ABC News on 2 Sep 2021 shared the video and gave the description, "Water cascades onto a New York City subway train as remnants of Hurricane Ida bring flooding rain to the Northeast. https://abcn.ws/3yDWYWH"
Hence, it is clear that the viral video is old and has no link with recent New York City floods.
Conclusion: Spokesman in it's investigation found the video to be old from year 2021. This video has no link with recent flood like situation in New York City.