On Friday, New York announced an emergency response due to severe weather conditions that affected the broader region, resulting in inundated roads, residences, and commercial spaces.

There were immediate flood alerts active for areas including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Rockland, and the southern parts of Westchester in New York, as well as parts of Hudson and northeastern Bergen in New Jersey, regions densely populated.

Imagery circulating online captured the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway being heavily flooded during the early hours of commuting. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, responsible for the city’s underground transit system, advised that the morning services were hindered because of the exceptional downpour.