A month’s worth of rain fell in New York for 3 hours, paralyzing the city… declare a state of emergency

New York, USA is submerged in water. In some areas, ‘a month’s worth’ of rain fell in just 3 hours. With many parts of the city paralyzed, New York City eventually declared a ‘state of emergency’.

This is correspondent Hong Ji-eun.


A strong stream of water pours down from the ceiling of the subway station like a waterfall.

Garbage floats on the flooded road, and a driver who is stranded with half his car submerged in water barely manages to get out.

Bus and subway services were suspended, and parts of LaGuardia Airport were temporarily closed.

Up to 150 mm of rain fell across New York City.

[Joel Reyes/New Yorker: I can’t believe it. This is my first time doing something like this. I’m speechless. I don’t know how to get the water out.]

Over 100 mm of rain, equivalent to a month’s worth of rain, fell in the Brooklyn area in just 3 hours.

This is the record heavy rain that has fallen in 100 years.

Central Park, the center of Manhattan, recorded 127 mm of rain from midnight to 11 a.m. this day.

This is the highest figure since Hurricane Ida, which토토사이트 caused extensive damage to the New York area two years ago.

New York City has declared a state of emergency.

[Eric Adams/Mayor of New York: If you are at home, do not go out. If you are at work or school, please stay in the shelter for the time being.]

Fortunately, no casualties have been reported so far.

However, New York authorities are repeatedly asking citizens to exercise extreme caution as rain is forecast until tomorrow (the 1st).

It was also analyzed that this heavy rain was a result of climate change.

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