New York flooding: State of emergency declared as life-threatening storm hits

by 24britishtvSept. 29, 2023, 5:50 p.m. 34

Torrential downpours after a week of mostly steady rainfall triggered flash flooding in New York City on Friday, disrupting subway service in the country’s most populous city and turning many of its streets into small lakes. A flash flood warning was in effect for New York City until midday as more than two inches of rain fell in some locations by Friday morning and two more inches possible within hours, the National Weather Service said. “Move to higher ground now. Act quickly to protect your life,” the service said in an advisory posted on its website. The extreme rainfall prompted New York Governor Kathy Hochul to declare a state of emergency for New York City, Long Island and the Hudson Valley. “Please take steps to stay safe and remember to never attempt to travel on flooded roads,” she said in a message posted on the X social media platform. Read more here: Subscribe to The Telegraph with our special offer: just £1 for 3 months. Start your free trial now: Get the latest headlines: and are websites of The Telegraph, the UK's best-selling quality daily newspaper providing news and analysis on UK and world events, business, sport, lifestyle and culture. #newyork #flooding #newyorkcity


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