Turn around, don’t drown,’ advised New York City as the flood threat remained.
Citizens are criticizing New York City Mayor Eric Adams for the city’s life-threatening situation.
A state of emergency has been declared in New York City due to widespread flooding caused by heavy rainfall. Images of the devastation caused by the flooding have gone viral on social media, with schools, basements, subways, and streets all submerged in water. Property has also been lost as a result of the disaster. Citizens are criticizing New York City Mayor Eric Adams for the city’s life-threatening situation.
“Heavy rain & flooding will continue for the rest of today & travel conditions are dangerous,” New York Governor Kathy Hochul wrote on X (formerly Twitter) on Friday. It is critical that New Yorkers exercise caution and take precautions to stay safe. Avoid walking or driving on flooded roads, which can be dangerous during flash floods.”
According to the National Weather Service in New York, JFK Airport and Central Park have received 8.58″ and 5.85″ of rain since Thursday, respectively.
“Turn Around, Don’t Drown,” has been advised to New Yorkers.
Flooding victim accounts and videos
People are expressing their rage at the authorities in the aftermath of the devastating flooding. Here are a few X (formerly Twitter) reactions.
“Imagine if we had invested in infrastructure and sustainability rather than endless war and cops,” one user wrote.
Scary. Another user commented, “The New York City subway looks like an end-of-the-world waterpark.”
In the midst of the flooding, the National Weather Service New York has issued a weather advisory. The NYC Mayor’s Office issued a flood warning for The Bronx until 5:45 a.m. on September 30 on X (formerly Twitter). A further 0.25 to 0.50 inch of rain is expected. Flooding will occur in low-lying and poorly drained areas as a result of heavy rain.”
The Flooding Causes
Heavy rainfall in New York City overwhelmed the city’s drainage system. Several experts have linked the heavy rain to climate change.
“We’re in this new territory of higher intensity rainfalls like this.” When the capacity of the sewers is exceeded, this is what causes the backups. “It backs up when the pipes can’t handle it,” Mr. Zarrilli, a former climate policy adviser to the mayor, was quoted as saying by The New York Times.