New York Governor Kathy Hochul has announced a State of Emergency as flash flooding wreaks havoc across New York City driven by torrential rain pummelling the northeastern US. Mayor Eric Adams likewise requested New Yorkers to stay home or shelter in place.
Brooklyn is particularly hard hit by rising water with shocking videos showing roads and subways underwater. Widespread outages and delays were reported by the MTA, the agency that runs the city’s transit system.
A severe storm lodged over the city, and parts of upstate New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, leading to widespread flood watches and warnings.