New York Region Braces for Possible Flooding From Another Storm

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U.S.|New York portion braces for imaginable flooding from different storm.

Flooding connected  the Franklin D. Roosevelt Drive successful  Manhattan past  week near  cars stranded arsenic  the remnants of Hurricane Ida deed  the New York region.
Credit...Stephanie Keith for The New York Times
  • Sept. 8, 2021Updated 6:17 p.m. ET

Scattered thunderstorms whitethorn nutrient flash floods successful the New York portion precocious Wednesday and aboriginal Thursday, adjacent arsenic galore communities are inactive reeling from the harm caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida, which killed astatine slightest 46 radical crossed 4 states 1 week ago, the National Weather Service said.

The scattered storms whitethorn nutrient dense downpours, with a “marginal to flimsy risk” of flash flooding successful northeast New Jersey, New York City, the Lower Hudson Valley and southwest Connecticut, the Weather Service said.

The storms were expected to bring 0.5 to 1.5 inches of rain, though 2 to 2.25 inches were imaginable successful a worst-case scenario, the Weather Service said. It noted that flooding was imaginable successful municipality areas and successful communities wherever tiny rivers, streams and creeks were already swollen.

Severe thunderstorms with damaging upwind gusts were besides imaginable and an isolated tornado “cannot beryllium ruled out” northbound and westbound of New York City.

New York City was expecting 0.75 inches to 1 inch of rain, with immoderate areas perchance receiving 1.25 inches.

“These systems are not forecast to beryllium terrible astatine this time, but delight beryllium prepared arsenic conditions whitethorn change,” the New York City Emergency Management Department said.

Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York said astatine a quality league connected Wednesday greeting that the heaviest downpours were imaginable aft midnight, bringing astir fractional an inch of rain.

“That, normally, would not beryllium an contented astatine all,” helium said. “Obviously, we’re acrophobic astir folks who were deed that immoderate caller h2o could beryllium a problem. And we’re besides acrophobic that we could spot much than is projected.”

Mr. de Blasio urged homeowners and concern owners to instrumentality precautions and said that metropolis workers would beryllium “out successful force,” cleaning drawback basins, peculiarly successful areas hard deed by Ida.

Gov. Philip D. Murphy of New Jersey besides asked residents to beryllium alert of imaginable flooding.

“Please instrumentality each precaution fixed that the crushed successful galore places remains saturated,” Mr. Murphy said connected Twitter. “The imaginable for flash flooding ever exists with a quick-moving thunderstorm. Do not effort to thrust into lasting water.”

The anticipation of further rainfall came arsenic states were inactive tallying the harm from Ida’s floodwaters, which killed astatine slightest 25 radical successful New Jersey, 16 successful New York, 4 successful Pennsylvania and 1 successful Connecticut.

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