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State of emergency declared in New York as torrential rain causes flash flood

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 A state of emergency has been announced in New York City after heavy rainfall led to flash flooding, which caused disruption to several subway services in the city and at least one terminal of the LaGuardia Airport had to be shut down.

๐™†๐™–๐™ฉ๐™๐™ฎ ๐™ƒ๐™ค๐™˜๐™๐™ช๐™ก, ๐™‰๐™š๐™ฌ ๐™”๐™ค๐™ง๐™  ๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š ๐™œ๐™ค๐™ซ๐™š๐™ง๐™ฃ๐™ค๐™ง, said that around five inches of rain poured in a few areas of the city overnight and about seven inches more of rainfall is due. โ€œThis is a dangerous, life-threatening storm,” she said.

Taking to the social media platform X, formerly called Twitter, she said, โ€œ๐™„ ๐™–๐™ข ๐™™๐™š๐™˜๐™ก๐™–๐™ง๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™– ๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š ๐™ค๐™› ๐™š๐™ข๐™š๐™ง๐™œ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™ฎ ๐™–๐™˜๐™ง๐™ค๐™จ๐™จ ๐™‰๐™š๐™ฌ ๐™”๐™ค๐™ง๐™  ๐˜พ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ฎ, ๐™‡๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™„๐™จ๐™ก๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™, ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ƒ๐™ช๐™™๐™จ๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™‘๐™–๐™ก๐™ก๐™š๐™ฎ ๐™™๐™ช๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™š๐™ญ๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™š๐™ข๐™š ๐™ง๐™–๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™›๐™–๐™ก๐™ก ๐™ฌ๐™š’๐™ง๐™š ๐™จ๐™š๐™š๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ง๐™ค๐™ช๐™œ๐™๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ง๐™š๐™œ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ.โ€ She added, “Please take steps to stay safe and remember to never attempt to travel on flooded roads.”

Several images and videos circulating on social media showed people walking through water up to their knees as the streets and subway services were affected due to the rainfall, as per BBC.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), in a post on X, said, โ€œ๐™Ž๐™š๐™ง๐™ซ๐™ž๐™˜๐™š ๐™–๐™˜๐™ง๐™ค๐™จ๐™จ ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™ฃ๐™š๐™ฉ๐™ฌ๐™ค๐™ง๐™  ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™จ๐™š๐™ซ๐™š๐™ง๐™š๐™ก๐™ฎ ๐™™๐™ž๐™จ๐™ง๐™ช๐™ฅ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™™ ๐™™๐™ช๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ž๐™จ ๐™š๐™ญ๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™š๐™ข๐™š ๐™ง๐™–๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™›๐™–๐™ก๐™ก. ๐™‹๐™ก๐™š๐™–๐™จ๐™š ๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ฎ ๐™๐™ค๐™ข๐™š ๐™ž๐™› ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™™๐™ค๐™ฃ’๐™ฉ ๐™ฃ๐™š๐™š๐™™ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™–๐™ซ๐™š๐™ก.โ€

๐™๐™๐™š ๐™‰๐™š๐™ฌ ๐™”๐™ค๐™ง๐™  ๐™‹๐™ค๐™ก๐™ž๐™˜๐™š ๐˜ฟ๐™š๐™ฅ๐™–๐™ง๐™ฉ๐™ข๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ (๐™‰๐™”๐™‹๐˜ฟ) has also declared several road closures due to the flooding conditions.

About 18 million people currently living in the New York metropolitan area and several other cities around the East Coast have found themselves under flood warnings and advisories announced by the weather service.

VC: X (formally twitter)

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