New York: Flood has created an outcry in America’s major city New York. There is a flood like situation due to torrential rains in New York and the situation has become so dire that now an emergency has been declared. New York Governor Kathy Hochul today declared a state of emergency after heavy rains caused flash flooding in the city. Due to rain, roads and subways have been submerged and life has become disrupted due to waterlogging all around.
The National Weather Service reported more than 2 inches (5.08 cm) of rain in some areas by Friday morning, with an additional 2 inches expected in the coming hours, according to US media. The city’s public transport systems have collapsed and roads and highways are submerged in water. It has become difficult for people to walk. How dire the situation is can be seen in the video.
Not only this, New York City’s subway systems have also stopped and at least one terminal of LaGuardia Airport was closed on Friday. The subway department has issued a statement warning city residents about limited train connectivity. Not only this, New York Governor Kathy Hochul has urged all New Yorkers to check weather updates and take precautions.
New York Governor Kathy Hochul tweeted, ‘I am declaring a state of emergency in New York City, Long Island and the Hudson Valley due to the extreme rainfall occurring throughout the area. Please take steps to stay safe and remember to never attempt to travel on flooded roads.