The governor of the state of New York, Kathy Hochul said on Saturday that the flooding that occurred on Friday was “historic” after the paralysis of the public transportation system, roads and airports, however, No casualties were reported.
The flood caused “even the zoo’s sea lions to try to escape” from their pond, Hochul said.
“This event is historic. In some places records were broken. and This is the most rainfall ever recorded at John F. Kennedy Airport. (…) And in some places, This is the heaviest rain on record in 70 years“, he emphasized.
Even on Saturday The rain has stopped and normality has been restored to the transportation system, the state of emergency is still in place in New York City, Long Island and Mid-Hudson.
According to the authorities, There was more than nine inches of rain in Nassau County located east of the Big Apple, In some areas of New York there was flooding between six and eight inches, while in Westchester County, north of the city, more than six inches of water was recorded.
The governor noticed this These storms used to be seen “once in a century,” but this is the third time since he has been in office for two years that there has been one of this type in NYC..
“We know that this is the result of climate change. “Unfortunately, this is the new normal and it makes us more prepared than ever,” he added.