VIDEO | A state of emergency in New York due to the terrible floods
A state of emergency has been declared in New York after a severe storm caused flooding.
As the BBC reported, many city streets, subway systems and roads were flooded, while at least one terminal at LaGuardia Airport was closed.
So scary, New York City is flooding! The governor has declared a state of emergency. Climate change will only continue to make this worse pic.twitter.com/bqN16XlDoW
— Sophia Kianni (@SophiaKianni) September 29, 2023
In some areas of the city, 12,7 centimeters of rain fell during the night, and up to 17,8 centimeters is expected, said the Governor of New York, Katie Hochul.
"This is a life-threatening storm," she added.
The governor announced on social media that she is declaring a state of emergency in New York, Long Island and the Hudson River Valley. She appealed to citizens to stay safe and not try to travel on flooded roads.
I am declaring a State of Emergency across New York City, Long Island, and the Hudson Valley due to the extreme rainfall we are seeing throughout the region.
Please take steps to stay safe and remember to never attempt to travel on flooded roads.
- Governor Kathy Hochul (@GovKathyHochul) September 29, 2023
New York City Mayor Eric Adams told residents to be very careful.
"Some of our subways are flooded and it's very difficult to get through the city," he explained.