Heavy rains fell on New York City and surrounding areas, the authorities are afraid of flooding of residential areas

Heavy rains hit the north-eastern part of the Atlantic coast of the United States. As the official representative of the National Service, a powerful cyclone, cover the area on Sunday morning, led to loss of, on average, 8 inches of rain.

In New York City, and two neighboring states — New Jersey and Connecticut — has the most difficult situation. According to forecasters, in some areas of the metropolis has dropped more than 15 inches of rain, and the elements appear, not diminish. During the night, can be expected to fall another 5.8 cm

Prevent the threat of flooding of residential areas are declared in more than 30 districts of the three states. Municipal services are preparing measures to counter the water element, the authorities are considering the possibility of evacuating people from several areas where there was the most dangerous situation, particularly in Sussex County / New Jersey / Sullivan / New York / North and South Litchfield / CT /.

In the New York visibility is almost zero, which, together with the deep puddles seriously impede traffic on major highways. In addition, the situation complicates the gusty wind. Bus companies announced the termination of long-distance communication, in line — metropolitan airports. Air port while still working, but the decision to take off and airline crews. "If the rain did not subside in the next couple of hours, it can lead to flooding of the runway. We do not rule out that it is necessary to suspend the performance of flights, "- said the official representative of the International Airport" La Guardia ".

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