Dramatic footage from New York, state of emergency declared

2023-09-29 17:08:59Kosova&Bota SHKRUAR NGA REDAKSIA VOX
Illustrative photo / New York

Parts of New York are under water Friday morning after torrential rains caused widespread flooding across the city.

A severe storm blew over the city on Thursday, leaving the city and parts of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut inundated.

New Yorkers have been asked not to travel as the subway system has been suspended and many cars have been stuck on roads due to water.

5 to 13 centimeters of rain have already fallen across the city, according to emergency management officials, and the situation is expected to continue in the next 24 hours.

Photos and videos of parts of the city under water have been posted on social media, including the Park Slope and Prospect Heights neighborhoods of Brooklyn.

New York Governor Kathy Hochul declared a state of emergency throughout New York City, Long Island and the Hudson Valley due to extreme rainfall.

"Please take steps to stay safe and remember to never attempt to drive on flooded roads," she said.