VIDEO: State of emergency declared, New York under water

photo: Social Network X, floods in New York

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.

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.

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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