New York desclares SOE affter heavy rains & severe flooding

New York desclares SOE affter heavy rains & severe flooding

New York’s Mayor has declared a state of emergency after record rainfall led to flash flooding following tha passage of Tropical Storm Ida.

Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city was “enduring an historic weather event” with “brutal flooding” and “dangerous conditions” on the roads.

Footage on social media showed flooded roads, homes and subway stations.

The city’s subway has mostly closed, and many train services and flights out of New York and New Jersey are suspended.

New York police have urged people to stay off the roads and the fire department has said it is responding to calls from across the city.

 

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