When the Long Island Expressway was flooded, leaving hundreds of commuters stranded, Daphne Youree, age 50, trudged into the floodwaters and cleared the storm drain with a traffic cone.
When I got out I saw a bunch of guys standing around talking about how someone needs to go do something. Someone suggested we see how deep it was. But no one wanted to do it. So I volunteered.Daphne Youree
The City of New York thanks you, and we salute you for your courage and determination.
Guess what. I cleared it ! pic.twitter.com/DpHagvg5c9— Daphne Youree (@DaphneYouree) July 23, 2019
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