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A state of emergency was declared in New York due to the downpour

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Heavy rainfall hit New York City and its surrounding areas on Friday, September 29, causing flash flooding.

According to meteorologists, this September was the second wettest September in the history of New York, reports “New York Times».

State Governor Kathy Hochul declared a state of emergency, urging New Yorkers to stay at home.

Many streets and basements of houses were flooded.

Throughout the day, cascading falls shut down subway lines in much of the city, with traffic even at major hubs like the Barclays Center grounded.

According to National Weather Service statistics, Friday’s rain made this September the second wettest in New York City history, with more than a foot of rain — more than 14 inches — the most in more than 140 years for the month, when the city recorded 16.85 inches in September 1882.

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