Sudden Flood Due To Rain In New York, Emergency Imposed In The City

Abhay Singh
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New York Flood

Emergency was declared in New York, America, on Friday (September 29) after sudden floods due to heavy rains. Due to floods, the roads and highways of the city have been submerged in water. The public transport system has completely collapsed.

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The National Weather Service reported more than 2 inches (5.08 cm) of rain in some areas by Friday morning. However, it is expected to receive an additional 2 inches of rain in the next few hours.

Governor Kathy Declared an Emergency

New York Governor Kathy Hochul declared a state of emergency on the social media platform X. She said, “I am declaring a state of emergency in New York City, Long Island and the Hudson Valley due to the rainfall occurring throughout the region. Please take steps to stay safe and remember to never travel through flooded roads.”

Kathy Hochul also urged New Yorkers to check weather updates and schedules and take precautions.

One Airport Terminal Closed

The New York City subway system was halted due to flooding, and a terminal at LaGuardia Airport was also closed. The subway department issued a statement warning city residents of limited train connectivity.

Emergency Message Was Sent To People

According to the New York Times report, National Weather Service meteorologist Dominic Ramunni said that the conditions around the metro are hazardous. It is raining a lot here.

On Friday afternoon, an emergency alert announcing the flash flood warning was sent to some New Yorkers’ phones. The sign said, “This is a dangerous situation. Avoid travelling in such a situation.”

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