State of Emergency declared as flood hits parts of New York City

VAM News Update

Severe flooding caused by long hours of heavy rainfall in many parts of New York City wreaked havoc on infrastructure, businesses, and properties, on Friday, September 29.

 

 

 

Our correspondent observed parts of Long Island, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, and New Jersey experienced flash flooding and made roads impassable.

 

 

The flooding closed roads, temporarily disrupted subway service, and flooded basements.

 

 

 

Hundreds of motorists and passengers were left stranded as the floods disrupted vehicular movement.

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Meanwhile, New York Governor, Kathy Hochul has declared a state of emergency.

 

 

She also warned people on X, formerly known as Twitter, to stay safe in New York City, Long Island, and the Hudson Valley due to extreme rainfall throughout the region.

 

 

Similarly, millions of New Yorkers received alerts from the weather service Friday morning warning of a “dangerous and life-threatening situation” with a “considerable” risk of flash flood damage.

 

 

 

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.

 

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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.

 

The Federal Aviation Administration said the airport’s fueling area and the nearby access roads are flooded.

 

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.

 

 

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