Mayor Adams declares state of emergency in NYC after flooding

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New York City Mayor Eric Adams declared a state of emergency after heavy rains caused massive flooding across the city.

Video Transcript

ERIC ADAMS: I am issuing a state of emergency for New York City based on the weather conditions. And I want to say to all New Yorkers, this is time for heightened alertness and extreme caution. If you are home, stay home. If you are at work or school, shelter in place for now.

Some of our subways are flooded. And it's extremely difficult to move around the city. Many of our area airports are experiencing delays. And if you are out and encounter a flooded area, be it on a roadway or a subway station, do not enter.

Take necessary precautions. This is a dangerous weather condition and it is not over. And I don't want those gaps in heavy rain to give the appearance that it is over. It is not.