NYC Flooding: Streets flooded, subways disrupted as rain drenches the city

On Friday, officials in New York City advised residents living in basement apartments to move to higher elevations.

Published on Sep 30, 2023 10:49 AM IST 8 Photos

Multiple subway lines in New York City were closed, and streets were flooded on Friday morning due to a heavy downpour in the metropolitan area. This led to cautionary alerts about flooding in not only the city but also in Long Island, Connecticut, and New Jersey.(REUTERS)

The rain is a result of a slow-moving low pressure system advancing along the Mid-Atlantic coast, pulling in moisture from the ocean, as reported by the US Weather Prediction Center.(Getty Images via AFP)

“Heavy rain is expected throughout downstate today, and we’re paying close attention to any flash flooding impacts given the amount of rain in the forecast,” New York Governor Kathy Hochul said in a statement.  (AP)


“State agencies are prepared to respond to requests for assistance from our local government partners and I encourage all New Yorkers to pay close attention to the storm conditions and forecast if you’re heading out today.” (AP)

More than 7.25 inches (18.41 centimeters) of rain had fallen in parts of Brooklyn by nightfall, with at least one spot seeing 2.5 inches (6 centimeters) in a single hour, according to weather and city officials. (AFP)