Wild videos capture flooded streets and subways as severe rainfall hits New York City, leaving thousands without power

  • Parts of New York City and New Jersey are hit with flash floods during severe rainfall, a stark transition from the heat wave that hit the area just a few days before.
  • WABC-TV reported the rainfall is bringing one to two inches per hour and winds reaching at least 60 miles an hour in some places.
  • The rainfall has prompted lane closures, non-functioning train lines, and power outages for hundreds of thousands of customers.
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Parts of New York City and New Jersey are experiencing major flooding as a heavy downpour sweeps the region – a stark transition from the heat wave that hit the area just a few days before.

WABC-TV reported the rainfall is bringing one to two inches per hour and winds reaching at least 60 miles an hour in some places, eliciting flash flood warnings in both New York, namely Queens, Staten Island, and Brooklyn, as well as parts of New Jersey.

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said power outages are affecting over 300,000 customers, and power might not be restored for some customers for several days, WABC-TV reported. Approximately 15,000 people in New York City and over 10,000 on Long Island are also experiencing issues with power.

New York State Senator Zellnor Myrie tweeted that many in his district have lost power as well, alongside several subway lines being down and some even leaking.

The rain left cars stranded and even halted traffic in some areas due to lane closures. Videos of the flooding shows water levels being higher than the wheels on parked vehicles.

One video shows water falling from the ceiling of an underground subway station. Just last week during flooding following Tropical Storm Barry, a viral video showing a wall giving out in an underground station in Queens, nearly sweeping a man onto the train tracks.


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Another video shows a woman with an umbrella surrounded by floating trash bags, attempting to cross the street in knee-deep water.

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