September 27, 2021
General News

‘Unprecedented is almost an understatement,’ Hochul says of New York flooding

The new governor, who stepped into her role less than two weeks ago after Andrew Cuomo resigned, declared a state of emergency early Thursday morning, and New York City issued a flash flood emergency for the first time in its history. Several inches of rain fell per hour, causing heavy flooding that brought railways and the New York City subway service to a standstill and left many unable to reach their destinations.

Hochul called the massive flooding overnight in the state and New York City, caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida, “one for the record books” and “absolutely stunning on a scale.”

“Unprecedented is almost an understatement,” she said on CNN.

At the same time, Hochul and other Democrats offered dire warnings that the rainfall that has battered the city in recent days is a sign of the growing threat that climate change poses — identifying the need to address…

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