Governor Kathy Hochul declared a state disaster emergency on Monday evening ahead of predicted heavy rainfall expected to impact areas in the Capital Region, Long Island, New York City, Mid-Hudson and Southern Tier regions beginning late Monday through Wednesday morning.
Thousands of residents across New York and New Jersey woke up without power Tuesday morning as a fall nor’easter battered the region. As of 7:30 a.m., nearly 5,000 outages have been reported, with the majority found in Central New Jersey and Nassau County.
A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for New York City. Exercise caution and avoid flooded roads. Remember: six inches of water will reach the bottom of most passenger cars, causing loss of control and possible stalling.
What people are saying?
Jeff Smith Periods of rain will still be heavy enough to cause flooding problems this afternoon, mainly north and east of #nyc. The wind waits until tonight to really crank up, gusting over 60mph on eastern Long Island and 40mph in #nyc. Showers finally exit early tomorrow.
Brendan F. Coffey Watching the stream of rain heading into upstate NY means a lot of small mountain towns will be affected and our NYC water reservoirs will be filled up.