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NY Storm Watch: What areas will experience flooding on Sunday, December 10 and Monday, December 11?

The National Weather Service (NWS) in New York has issued a storm warning: These are the areas that will experience heavy rain and flooding.

Alerta por tormenta en NY: ¿Qué áreas sufrirán inundaciones el domingo 10 y el lunes 11?
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As the winter season approaches, severe weather continues to grip certain regions of the United States. Such is the case of New York, where the National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a storm warning, with severe weather hitting the northeastern region of the country between Sunday, December 10, and Monday, the 11th.

According to information from the New York NWS, the storm will affect the tri-state area (New York, New Jersey and Connecticut), starting Sunday afternoon, causing flooding in several areas of the state, so New Yorkers are urged to take precautions and not leave home if it is not really necessary. The heavy rains are expected to last approximately 24 hours, so the alert extends until Monday afternoon.

Storm alert in NY: What areas will experience flooding on Sunday the 10th and Monday the 11th?

The flood alert is in effect for all of New York County, while in areas such as Queens, Brooklyn and Long Island there are additional alerts for strong gusts of wind. According to the NWS, “rainfall is expected to become moderate to locally heavy as early as the afternoon.”

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Due to heavy rains and imminent flooding, the New York City Department of Emergency Management urges the public to stay home and not drive during the storm, as impacts are expected in various streets and highways in the Big Apple, as well as areas and underground passages.

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Snow threat to northern NY

In addition to the severe storms, the northern region of the state may see snow fall. “We are tracking a major weather system that will affect much of the state on Sunday and Monday. Snow, rain and gusts of wind could cause flooding, dangerous travel and power outages. Agencies are ready to help localities if necessary,” said New York Governor Kathy Hochul, via social networks.

For more information, we recommend you constantly monitor the social networks of the National Weather Service of New York (NWS-NY) to receive updates in real time. You can also subscribe to emergency alerts, based on your location, through https://alert.ny.gov/. In case of emergency, contact 911 directly.