VAM News Update
Hundreds of motorists and passengers were left stranded as the floods disrupted vehicular movement.
Meanwhile, New York Governor, Kathy Hochul has declared a state of emergency.
The flood threat will impact roughly 25 million people across the Northeast and the New York tri-state area is facing a Level 3 of 4 “moderate” risk for flash flooding, the National Weather Service also warned.
New York City emergency officials also issued a travel advisory.
All flights to New York City’s LaGuardia Airport have been put on hold due to the heavy rain.
Subways have “only extremely limited” service available, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority also said.
Meanwhile, in the latest forecast discussion, the NWS station in New York City said models gave a “strong signal” of between two and five inches of rain over a large area, with localized pockets reaching up to seven inches.