NY Gov. declares states of emergency as Northeast braces for ‘non-stop showers’ and flooding
Albany, New York – On Monday evening Governor Kathy Hochul declared a State Disaster Emergency 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 evening through Wednesday morning.
Several areas are expected to see more than one inch of rain per hour, creating the potential for flash flooding.
The Declaration 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.
“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,” Governor Hochul said. “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.”
Through Tuesday afternoon the National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch which is currently in effect for several regions.