Greater New York City Area Under State Of Emergency From Heavy Rains and Flooding

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New York Gov. Kathy Hochul has declared a state of emergency for New York City, Long Island and Hudson Valley as heavy rainfall is causing flooding.  Subway service has been mostly halted, streets flooded, cars stranded and emergency services are being called to rescue people trapped in basement apartments.  Meteorologists say that 2 to 7 inches of rain have fallen in the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut area, with up to 2.5 inches just this morning.  New York City Mayor Eric Adams has instructed residents to shelter in place. Students in at-risk areas are being moved to other schools to take shelter.  New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy advised residents to stay updated on weather conditions as 14 counties in the state are under a flood watch.