7.03.11.Silnye 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 an average of eight inches of precipitation.
The most difficult situation is in New York and the two neighboring states — New Jersey and Connecticut. According to forecasters, in some areas of major U.S. cities dropped more than 15 inches of precipitation, with the elements, seems to not fail. During the night, can be expected to fall a further five to eight inches.
Due to the threat of flooding of residential areas declared warnings 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 Connecticut.
In New York the 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 themselves 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, according to ITAR-TASS.