The governor of New York, Kathy Hochuldeclared this Friday a state of emergency due to the rains that are causing flash floods in several areas including the Big Apple, where the subway system, bus and roads have been affected.
Hochul declared today to the ABC7 channel that The “epicenter” of the storm is in Brooklyn and recalled that “flash floods are unpredictable” and can be deadly, which is why he recommended that the population stay at home and not take vehicles, which can become death traps.
The Hudson Valley area, in the north of the state, and Long Island, in the east, are on alert, where it is estimated that the water can reach 13 centimetersand the five boroughs of New York City, where up to about 23 centimeters could be reached, according to NBC.
At the moment, no material or human damage has been reported.but there are disruptions on New York City subway lines, suspended lines on the MetroNorth Railroad, and delays on buses heading to New Jersey from Manhattan.
LaGuardia Airport has also been affectedin Queens, where access to a terminal has been closed, while local media report delays in flights at the three airports in the New York metropolitan area.