U.S. President Barack Obama declared a state of emergency in the state of New York due to heavy rains caused by tropical storm "Lee" in the eastern U.S., according to the Associated Press.
Cyclone affected 15 districts in the state from September 7, causing floods in several areas that are severely affected by the hurricane "Irene". The introduction of an emergency will direct federal aid to affected areas.
— Federal agency for crisis management (FEMA) is authorized to take actions to protect lives and protect property. As an aid in mass disasters sent direct federal assistance, which will provide 75% funding from the federal funds — said White House spokesman.
According to meteorologists, the long rains in the eastern U.S. — are the remnants of tropical storm "Lee". Cyclone covered a large area on the eastern coast of the U.S. state of Maryland, to the New England region, including six U.S. states. Local authorities said the evacuation of about 130,000 people who live near rivers and canals. Reported overflows Susquehanna, the longest river in North America. Police said the death of five people during floods. The situation is complicated getting into the river from the waste processing plant, said the governor of Pennsylvania Tom Gorbet. In a number of cities located near the Susquehanna curfew.
In late August, the U.S. East Coast hit tropical storm "Irene". His victims were more than 40 people, and the damage, according to experts, could reach $ 20 billion.