Flash flooding causes chaos in New York City

Flash flooding causes chaos in New York City. New York Governor Kathy Hochul has declared a State of Emergency as flash flooding wreaks havoc across New York City caused by torrential rain pummelling the northeastern US. Mayor Eric Adams likewise asked New Yorkers to stay home or shelter in place.Brooklyn is particularly hard hit by rising water with shocking videos showing streets and subways underwater. Widespread outages and delays were reported on the MTA, the agency that runs the city’s transit system.A severe storm lodged over the city, and parts of upstate New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, leading to widespread flood watches and warnings.The New York area could see an unprecedented amount of rain with between two and five inches having already fallen in some areas since midnight.Emergency alerts were sent to cellphones in the city at 9.30am local time from the National Weather Service.Original