New York City faced substantial disruption on Friday due to relentless rainfall, which resulted in flash flooding. This deluge followed a week of continuous rain, causing chaos on the streets and impacting subway services in the nation’s most populous city.
The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for New York City, which remained in effect until midday. By Friday morning, some areas had already been deluged with more than 2 inches (5.08 cm) of rain, and the forecast indicated the possibility of an additional 3 inches in the coming hours.
In certain locales, including Brooklyn, lower Manhattan, and John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens, reports indicated rainfall totals of up to 6 inches, creating potentially life-threatening conditions. Meteorologist Zack Taylor from the National Weather Service’s Weather Prediction Center emphasized the seriousness of the situation.