Governor Hochul has issued a warning that heavy rain around New York State may cause flooding and emergencies this week. She directed state agencies to get their emergency response plans ready as a low-pressure system could cause a deluge in most of Long Island, New York City, and the Mid-Hudson Region. The storm is expected to hit tonight and tomorrow evening. Up to 4-inches is expected to fall.
Governor Hochul said,
"This fast-moving weather system is expected to bring a lot of rain to the downstate area through Tuesday night, and New Yorkers should keep a close eye on the forecast so they can be prepared for any inclement weather that may come their way. I have directed State agencies to prepare emergency response assets and to be ready to deploy them in the event our local governments and communities in those regions are in need of assistance. We stand ready to help our fellow New Yorkers."
The storm is not only expected to bring heavy rainfall, but also high winds that may cause downed trees and powerlines. A Flash Flood Watch is has been issued and is currently in effect for Long Island, New York City, and counties around the lower Mid-Hudson Region. The watch is in effect through Tuesday evening.
The last time New York City was hit with heavy rain, remnants of Hurricane Ida that hit New Orleans, there was mass flooding.