Sep 29, 2023

New York City: State of emergency declared over flash flooding

A state of emergency has been declared in New York City as strong storms bring flash flooding. "I am declaring a state of emergency across New York City, Long Island, and the Hudson Valley due to the extreme rainfall we're seeing throughout the region," she said on X, formerly known as Twitter. A state of emergency was also declared in the New Jersey town of Hoboken, just across the Hudson River from New York City. In New York City, Mayor Eric Adams, warned people it was a time for "Heightened alertness and extreme caution" as the state of emergency was put in place. New York City has had nearly 14 inches of rain so far this month, making it the wettest September since 1882, according to National Weather Service data.

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