State of emergency Declared in New York City due to Flooding


A state of emergency has been declared in New York City as strong storms bring flash flooding.

Many of the city’s subway systems, streets and highways have flooded, while at least one terminal at LaGuardia Airport closed on Friday.

New York Governor Kathy Hochul has said up to five inches (12.7cm) of rain fell in some areas overnight, and up to seven more inches (17.8cm) are due.

She urged people to take steps to stay safe and “never attempt to travel on flooded roads”.