VIDEO: State of emergency declared, New York under water
A state of emergency was declared in New York today, when a large part of the area was flooded due to the storm, the BBC reports. Metro stations are closed, and part of the roads are under water. One terminal at La Guardia Airport is also closed.
# BREAKING Major flooding in New York!! Grand Central Parkway!
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In some areas, up to 13 centimeters of rain fell during the night, and another 18 centimeters is expected during the day, said the Governor of New York, Kathy Hochul. The governor of New York, Kathy Hochul, also spoke about the situation.
"This storm is life-threatening. I declare a state of emergency in New York, Long Island and the Hudson Valley. Count on this for the next 20 hours," she said and urged people to stay in a safe place.
These were some of the scenes as flash floods hit the New York City area on Friday, as more than four inches of rain fell on parts of the city. Gov. Kathy Hochul declared a state of emergency and warned people to avoid travel.
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- The New York Times (@timestimes) September 29, 2023
JUST IN: New York City is experiencing massive flooding causing the water to leak into the subway.
NYC is quickly becoming a 3rd world country.
I guess when you become a sanctuary city and have to set aside 12 billion dollars to provide housing and support to hundreds of... pic.twitter.com/xWz745GojG
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The flooding comes less than three months after a powerful storm caused deadly flooding in New York's Hudson Valley and submerged Vermont's capital, Montpelier. Just over two years ago, the remnants of Hurricane Ida dumped record amounts of rain on the northeastern United States, killing at least 13 people in New York, most of them in flooded basement apartments. A total of 50 people died from Virginia to Connecticut.
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