A state of emergency has been declared in both New York City and New Jersey ahead of a nor’easter storm that is expected to rip through the tri-state area on Tuesday after traveling up the east coast.
Steady rain and gusty winds moved into the tri-state area before dawn, with much more expected in the morning ahead.
Flash flood warnings are in now effect in several parts of the region, and a flood watch was expanded across the region with up to 6 inches expected in flood-prone areas and wind gusts as high as 30-40 mph or more.
The National Weather Service said after a rainfall early Tuesday, the precipitation is expected to end briefly.
the service predicts eastern coastal states will suffer heavy rainfall and gale-force winds throughout the next few days as the storm moves slowly northwards.
New York City
Just weeks ago that flooding from the remnants of Hurricane Ida hit Queens and the community pretty hard, killing three people in their own homes.
And Mayor Bill de Blasio says the city ordered teams to the area ahead of the nor’easter to clean out catch basins, ridding them of any debris to help minimize any serious flooding that can lead to further damages.
New York Governor Kathy Hochul who declared the state of emergency said “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.”
There is flooding on major roadways throughout Brooklyn and Queens, the NYPD Transportation Bureau reports.
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In New Jersey, Several school districts decided to close ahead of this major rain event.
During the last big rain storm in September, there were issues with buildings from the remnants of Hurricane Ida. And this time, they’ve decided not to take any chances, canceling all in-person and remote classes for Tuesday.
During Ida 30 people died across the state. Many of them drowned while trapped in their cars.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy also issued a State of Emergency that went into effect at 8 p.m. on Monday.
Governor Phil “The anticipated Nor’easter storm is forecasted to bring significant flash flooding, coastal flooding, and wind gusts across New Jersey,” Murphy said. “Residents should stay off the roads, remain vigilant, and follow all safety protocols.”
There have already been a lot of heavy rain and wind, and power crews are standing by while people across Long Island are still dealing with damage from the last major storm.
And Residents were preparing for another 24 hours of heavy rain.