NexTV Africa & Middle East

Complete News World

Heavy rain floods the streets of New York – see photos

At John F. Kennedy International Airport, just over 200 millimeters of rain fell, the most measured since 1948. CNN reports. Meanwhile, Brooklyn received an entire month’s worth of rain in just three hours.

Most of the city’s subway lines were forced to cancel departures and photos and videos show people wading through high masses of water.

Cathy HochulThe Governor of New York State declared a state of emergency in New York City, Long Island and the Hudson Valley on Friday morning.

– This is a very difficult weather condition, says Hochul, according to CNN, and continues:

-This is a life-threatening situation and all New Yorkers must heed the warning so we can keep them safe.

Flooding is severe in the Flatbush area of ​​Brooklyn.

On the freeway in Manhattan, motorists were surprised by heavy flooding.

Traffic jams occurred. This access to Prospect Highway has been closed due to flooding.

The Red Hook area was also hit hard. The neighborhood is located in the Brooklyn borough.

See also  Greenpeace responds to IKEA: 'Just because something is legal doesn't mean it's sustainable'