Governor Kathy Hochul has declared a state of emergency for New York City, the Hudson Valley, and Long Island due to the severe rainfall and flooding affecting these regions.
The emergency declaration is in response to the dangerous weather conditions that are expected to persist for the next 20 hours.
Ahead of the storm, the state deployed thousands of personnel to manage the crisis.
Governor Hochul has directed all state agencies to allocate the necessary resources to tackle this extreme weather event.
Public safety warning
Governor Hochul emphasized the importance of public safety during this critical time.
She urged all New Yorkers to take necessary precautions and specifically warned against traveling on flooded roads, which she described as some of the most dangerous places during flash floods.
This emergency declaration comes at a time when extreme weather events are becoming increasingly common, raising questions about preparedness and infrastructure resilience.