New York Governor Hochul declares state of emergency as NYC and the rest of the Northeast braces for ‘non-stop showers’ and flooding as heavy rain is set to batter the region

New York Governor Kathy Hochul declared a state of emergency Monday night through Wednesday morning as the state and the rest of the Northeast are set to embrace ‘non-stop showers’ and flooding starting on Monday night, after a separate weather system dumped record rain on Northern California this weekend.

The state of emergency covers Bronx, Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Greene, Kings, Montgomery, Nassau, New York, Orange, Otsego, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Schenectady, Schoharie, Suffolk, Sullivan, Tioga, Ulster, Westchester, and contiguous counties as the areas are forecasted to be hit with more than one inch of rain per hour leading to flashfloods.

‘I am proactively declaring a State of Emergency to ensure we can provide the necessary resources to respond to this storm and protect lives and property in regions where the forecast is calling for significant rainfall,’ Hochul announced.

‘I am encouraging New Yorkers to prepare now for inclement weather expected over the coming days and urging commuters to take precaution ahead of heavy rainfall expected tomorrow morning.’

Hochul has ordered emergency response teams to be prepared to respond.

The New York City area is forecasted to experience intense rain showers and thunderstorms along with gusty winds through Tuesday, according to a special weather statement released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Flood watches will also be in effect from Southern New Jersey to Eastern Massachusetts starting Monday evening as heavy rain is expected to fall in the region until Wednesday.

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Source: Daily Mail