10-6-2023, 9:58 PM

New York officials issue a warning of intense rain following widespread criticism of their handling of flash flooding

After facing harsh criticism for their recent handling of flash flooding in the city, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul and Mayor Eric Adams are alerting citizens to the impending heavy rain in the state.

The warning was issued precisely one week after more than five inches of rain caused roads, subway stations, and an airport terminal to flood in several areas of New York.

Adams said he proactively activated the city's Flash Flood Emergency Plan on Friday as the remnants of post-tropical cyclone Philippe moved north in the Atlantic and promised to bring rain to New York City overnight and into Saturday.

He issued a warning on platform X, telling people to be ready for periods of heavy rain and possible flooding that were predicted for late tonight into tomorrow.

Although widespread, significant effects were not expected, according to Iscol's office, overnight downpours could cause transportation disruptions, basement flooding, and increase the everyday threat level for New Yorkers.

According to federal forecasters, the remnants of Philippe might combine with a cold low pressure system that was moving eastward over the Great Lakes and southeast Canada.

During a forecast discussion on Friday, the National Weather Service stated, "Increasing moisture from the approach of the remnants of Philippe and strengthening dynamics aloft will lead to numerous storms."

The Weather Prediction Center of the National Weather Service predicted that the rain-producing weather would move into northern New England on Sunday morning.

According to Iscol, September 29 was deemed the "wettest day" that New York City has experienced since Hurricane Ida hit the region in 2021.

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