Heavy rains brought the city of New York to a standstill throughout the night. A state of emergency has been declared in the city. Airports and subways are not fully functional due to waterlogging in the city.
Videos viral on social media show passengers wading through flooded water to enter the city’s LeGuardia airport. The airport also closed one of its terminals. In this situation, the mayor of New York, Eric Adams, urged citizens not to go out.
Eric Adams said, stay at home. Those at work or school should take shelter in nearby shelters, some of our subways are flooded and it’s extremely difficult to get around the city. It is hoped that the situation will return to normal soon.
New York Governor Cathy Hochul declared a state of emergency across New York City, Long Island and the Hudson Valley. In New York, the weather service said more Heavy rains is likely in the city.Several lines of the New York subway system in Brooklyn are closed because water is pouring through the ceilings of some stations.
The New York subway is one of the largest train networks in the world with 420 stations and over 30 lines. It is an essential means of transportation for millions of residents who depend on it to reach school and work.