She urged New Yorkers to remain inside and keep away from any pointless journey.
I’m declaring a state of emergency to assist New Yorkers affected by tonight’s storm.
Please keep off the roads and keep away from all pointless journey.
— Kathy Hochul (@GovKathyHochul) September 2, 2021
“We’re enduring an historic climate occasion tonight with file breaking rain throughout the town, brutal flooding and harmful situations on our roads,” the mayor tweeted.
WATCH: Mayor Invoice De Blasio Declares State Of Emergency In New York Metropolis
I’m declaring a state of emergency in New York Metropolis tonight.
We’re enduring an historic climate occasion tonight with file breaking rain throughout the town, brutal flooding and harmful situations on our roads.
— Mayor Invoice de Blasio (@NYCMayor) September 2, 2021
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority stated individuals ought to keep away from the subways.
The tracks had been completely covered with flood water late Wednesday night time on the Woodhaven Boulevard station in Queens, and Twitter video confirmed water gushing into the twenty eighth Road station in Manhattan.
One other video confirmed water flooding a metropolis bus. Passengers stood on the seats whereas the motive force appeared to navigate the bus by way of a flooded highway.
WATCH: MTA Performing Chairman Janno Lieber Shares Newest On Subway Flooding
Prepare service could also be extraordinarily restricted tonight due to heavy rainfall and flooding throughout the area.
We strongly suggest you keep away from touring at the moment, should you can.
— MTA. Put on a Masks. Cease the Unfold. (@MTA) September 2, 2021
“That is the primary time in my complete life … to see the [Brooklyn Bridge] flooded and vehicles are stranded,” he stated.
WATCH: Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams Describes Flooding All through Borough
A minimum of seven vehicles had been stuck in flood waters at West a hundred and twenty fifth Road and Amsterdam in Harlem. Automobiles had been additionally seen driving by way of heavy flood waters on the BQE and FDR.
The NYPD warned New Yorkers to count on delays in all main crossings and highway closures.
The Nationwide Climate Service issued a flash flood emergency Wednesday night time, saying it solely was the second time they’d ever issued such a warning and the primary time they’d issued it within the metropolis.
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