As the Northeast area was hit by torrential rain from the leftovers of Hurricane Ida, New York issued a state of emergency early Thursday morning, prompting severe flooding and reports of multiple water rescues.
In New York City, a travel ban was implemented until 5 a.m., according to an emergency alert sent by Notify NYC. All non-emergency vehicles must stay off the road, the alert said.
Please stay off the streets tonight and let our first responders and emergency services get their work done.— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) September 2, 2021
If you’re thinking of going outside, don’t. Stay off the subways. Stay off the roads. Don’t drive into these heavy waters.
These are the images and videos of the horrific condition.
Keep the SAME energy who were already on the roads before you posted this... The Cross Bronx in our New York City became a parking lot filled with lots of cars ppl completely lost. 🙄 pic.twitter.com/NDkCIxqSmJ— Ada S (@adasofia) September 2, 2021
Flooding and torrential rain pound the Northeast U.S. as remnants of Hurricane Ida travel up the coast.— Bloomberg Quicktake (@Quicktake) September 2, 2021
The @NWS has issued a Flash Flood Emergency for New York City and Northeast New Jersey https://t.co/dy5g7trvuF #HurricaneIda pic.twitter.com/OQuh5SZDJY
Breaking News: Emergency declared in New York City as Ida batters, floods region. Flooding has all but shut down New York's subway. New Jersey rail service is mostly suspended, and flights are halted at Newark Airport. pic.twitter.com/gbeMKl2Pxj— hurriyatpk (@hurriyatpk1) September 2, 2021
UPDATE: The governors of New York and New Jersey declared states of emergency late Wednesday amid prolific flooding from the remnants of Hurricane Ida that deluged communities throughout the Northeast. https://t.co/32SFXglZkr— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) September 2, 2021
📸: Getty Images, USA TODAY pic.twitter.com/5sdH9yCebn
“Don’t tempt fate” @NYCMayor de Blasio declared a state of emergency for New York City, warning everyone to inside and away from flood waters. Send us your video and we’ll share it! #ues #nyc #flood #ida pic.twitter.com/LcNpMhXGaz— Upper East Site (@uppereastsiteny) September 2, 2021
this flooding in New York is wild - there's a "flash flood emergency", the first one ever in NYC, with something like 10cm in rain an hour from Hurricane Ida. Much of the city seems like it's underwaterpic.twitter.com/Vyes4KcCdG— Josh Butler (@JoshButler) September 2, 2021
Franklin Av & Fulton St (Bedstuy, Brooklyn) pic.twitter.com/GXWgQkE1vD— Christiaan Triebert (@trbrtc) September 2, 2021
RT— Mireya Ferrera (@Ferrera_Mireya) September 2, 2021
“I’m declaring a state of emergency in #NewYork City tonight. We’re enduring an historic weather event with record breaking rain,brutal flooding & dangerous conditions” NYCMayor
Flash floods hit #NYC #NewJersey
Footage: Short Hills NJ via @TenaNYCLApic.twitter.com/wKLx8EPIAS
The New York Fire Department stated Thursday morning that rescuers have begun rescuing people from flooded streets and subways around the city. According to the FDNY, there are no reports of serious or life-threatening injuries in the city at this moment.