- New York Governor Kathy Hochul declared a state of emergency on Friday.
- This comes after flash flooding caused by strong storms and heavy rainfall. Many parts of New York City, Long Island, and the Hudson Valley were flooded, damaging businesses, houses, and other infrastructure.
Hochul warned residents that the storm was dangerous and life-threatening, and urged them to stay safe and avoid traveling on flooded roads. New York City Mayor Eric Adams also warned residents to be cautious, noting that some subways were flooded and it was difficult to get around the city.
Pictures and videos showed people wading through water up to their knees in flooded streets and subways. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority advised people to stay home if they did not need to travel, and Terminal A at La Guardia Airport was closed due to flooding.
Some flights were put on hold and passengers were advised to check with their airline before traveling. The New York Police Department announced multiple road closures, and the National Guard was deployed to assist with relief efforts.
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Flood warnings and advisories were in place for some 18 million people in the New York metropolitan area and other major cities along the East Coast.