Massive flooding in New York in the US – at least one person is killed

STREET CLOSURES: Several roads in New York state were closed due to flooding. This photo is from the Palisades Interstate Parkway in Rockland County.

New York Governor Kathy Hochul has declared a state of emergency in the Orange and Ontario counties after heavy rains.


Major flooding occurred in the state of New York, USA, on Sunday evening local time.

At least one person, a woman, has lost her life in the Hudson Valley in Orange County, local authorities told the New York Times. He is said to have lost his life when he tried to evacuate his home with his dog.

According to local channels Pix11 authorities believe the woman’s house detached from the ground and washed away.

Pictures on social media show the car standing still or hovering on a flooded street, and the AP news agency wrote about it many roads had to be closed.

More and more people are stuck without a chance to achieve their goals, he wrote CNN.

New York Governor Kathy Hochul has declared a state of emergency in the area due to what she calls “life-threatening flooding”.

– We are talking closely with local authorities and state agencies dealing with search and rescue work, he wrote Twitter.

He has also declared a state of emergency in the Ontario area.

13,000 people were without power in the state Sunday, the governor wrote. He asked people in vulnerable areas to prepare medicines, food and drinks, first aid kits, batteries and flashlights.

Hochul said that he was very worried about the people traveling on the roads during the storm.

– I want people to be very careful and not move on closed roads. It doesn’t take a lot of water for a car to drift and you lose control, and you could lose your life too, the governor told Spectrum News, wrote CNN.

Early Monday morning, meteorologists also warned of flooding in New York City. Both Manhattan, the Bronx and Queens will feel the storm, they wrote in one piece statement.

Also on Monday, the northeastern United States will feel high waters.

– There is a high risk of flooding and a high risk of excessive rain over much of New England on Monday. Areas with heavy rains and thunderstorms are expected to produce heavy rains, especially in risk areas in Vermont and northeastern New York, the National Weather Service wrote on Twitter.


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