A terrifying early season, Nor Easter, hit the New York City area on Tuesday, with heavy rains, strong winds and flash floods threatening an area already affected by severe weather this summer.
The storm rained more than three inches of rain in parts of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut on Tuesday, with more expected overnight. But until Tuesday evening, it still didn’t match the intensity of the flood brought on by the remnants of Hurricane Eder last month.
After calming down on Tuesday afternoon, it started raining again in the evening and the storm system was prolonged until Wednesday morning. Meteorologists have warned that the storm could still create heavy winds, significant rainfall and flash floods across the northeast.
Broad Norter began to rise by dumping up to four inches in some areas late Tuesday, including East Massachusetts, Boston and Cape Cod. As of 3 a.m. Wednesday, there were more than 85,000 power outages in the state, according to PowerOutage.us, which collects data on utilities across the country. And as high as the wind 6 miles per hour Planted trees along the coast.
Around New York City, a resurgence of storms threatened to disrupt commutes Wednesday morning.
The eastern part of Long Island, the southeast corner of Connecticut and parts of coastal Massachusetts and coastal Rhode Island were under high wind alert until Wednesday afternoon, the National Weather Service warned that “widespread lightning disruptions are expected.”
Utilities in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut have reported hundreds of disruptions throughout the day, and officials say they expect power outages to increase in three states, particularly in coastal areas, as winds intensify.
New Jersey Governor Philip D. “We almost certainly expect that the next high winds will probably increase this number dramatically,” Murphy said.
Roads across the region have been flooded since Wednesday as flood warnings went into effect for the Saddle River in Lodi, NJ and the Ramapo River in northern New Jersey, and for Orange and Rockland Counties in New York. The Weather Service extended a flood warning to Warren County and Sussex County until Wednesday morning after seeing “minor flooding” near streams and creeks.
The meteorological service added that there could be slight flooding in southern Connecticut and Long Island.
Nelson Vaz, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in New York, said forecasters were concerned about flooding in northeastern New Jersey, where “some rivers have started coming to their shores.”
Although New York City’s public transportation system suffered some setbacks, the impact of the storm was far less than that of the rest of Eder. Some bus and commuter trains, including the New Jersey Transit and Metro-North Railroad, experienced sporadic weather-related delays, but the subway was working as expected.
As of Tuesday afternoon, severe flash flooding had not yet materialized, although earlier in the day, parts of northeastern New Jersey that were flooded last month – including the state’s largest cities, Newark, Jersey City and Patterson – were placed under a flash flood warning that morning commuters Matches.
In anticipation of the storm, several public schools in the area have decided to close. Rutgers University instructors were asked to move all their classes online on Tuesday.
“To keep all students safe, all schools will be closed,” said Franklin Walker, superintendent of public school systems in Jersey City, one of the largest in the state. Schools in nearby Bayonne and Montclair were also closed.
New Jersey State Troops responded to 188 crashes by 10 a.m. Tuesday, State Police Superintendent Col. Patrick Callahan said.
As of Tuesday night, Brooklyn had recorded more than 4.3 inches, Suffolk County more than 5.3 inches and Northern New Jersey more than 5.2 inches, according to the weather service. A flash flood monitoring was effective until Tuesday night in parts of Long Island and Connecticut.
The rain started again on Tuesday evening and is expected to continue till night across many areas.
Some of the storm drains in Midtown Manhattan were pressurized to fill the streets with heavy rain, had back-up corners and were creating large ponds for pedestrians to navigate. The New York Police Department reported flooding that in some cases blocked traffic during congestion on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, a major traffic artery.
Winds of up to 35 mph are expected, with gusts of up to 60 mph across the coastal region until Wednesday morning. Mr Waz said parts of Long Island in particular were likely to experience very strong gusts.
Due to the intensity of several storms this summer, officials moved quickly to prepare for Norrister, which made the extreme weather events in the region more frequent and intense due to climate change.
“We are not looking outside and seeing Ida today; However, every storm must be taken seriously, ”Joseph Fiordaliso, head of the New Jersey Utility Board, told a news conference.
“One day we may have regular rains. We don’t seem to be getting any more of them, “he added.” Climate change is real, and we need to work to mitigate it as much as possible. “
The threats were brought to complete relief last month, when heavy rains brought by Ida killed 11 people, including a child and his parents, in a New York City basement apartment. At least 43 people have died in hurricane water residues across New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut.
New York Governor Kathy Hutchul and Governor Murphy both declared a state of emergency Monday evening, instructing agencies under their command to be prepared to work on emergency response plans.
In New York City, officials last month advised residents of basement apartments to be prepared to “go to a higher floor during heavy rains” and urged anyone living in flood-prone areas to “keep stuff” with sandbags, plywood, plastic sheets and wood in hand. To protect their home.
Was contributed by reporting Mihir Xavier, James Baron, Ellen Barry, Johnny Diaz, Precious dear, Dana Rubinstein, Ed Shanahan Today And Tracy Tully.