Strong winds and torrential rains hit New York 4000 households in NSW with outages
The Greater New York area experienced strong winds and heavy rains again from the 25th to the 26th. During this period, low-lying areas also saw water. More than 4,000 households in New York and NSW were out of power, and the situation in Queens was severe, and even large trees were blown down by strong winds; the Department of Meteorology It is said that strong winds from the evening of the 26th to the 27th caused flash floods to erupt, and the rainfall in New York City will reach 5 inches.
The Con Edison Power Company reported on the 26th that 1,205 households had power outages. Most of the power outages in New York City occurred in Queens, and about 117 households were affected; 91 households in Brooklyn had power outages. There are two households in the Bronx, one in Staten Island, and no power outages in Manhattan; the surrounding areas of New York are more severely affected, with 994 outages in Westchester County, Upstate.
As the storm continued to move to the east coast, after a short period of rain stopped on the afternoon of the 26th, strong winds began to blow again in the evening. Meteorological experts said that by the end of the storm on the morning of the 27th, New York and NSW may be again There are two to four inches of rain, and the total rainfall of the entire storm can reach four to eight inches, but the rainfall is not enough to trigger the torrential outburst that occurred when Hurricane Ida hit last month.
Heavy rain and wind hit the New York area as an early season Nor’easter pounded the region. A flash flood watch is in effect, and strong winds of 40 to 60 miles per hour are expected into Wednesday. https://t.co/MFLnMNzUxD
— NYT National News (@NYTNational) October 26, 2021
Some drainage ditches in the five major districts of New York City are still insufficient to withstand the pressure. The city police report said that on the main road, Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE or I-278), from the evening of the 25th to the 26th during the day. ) During peak traffic hours, stagnant water blocked the traffic.
By the morning of the 27th, the coastal areas including New York City had wind speeds of 35 miles per hour and gusts of up to 60 miles per hour. The possibility of trees being blown down and power interruption increased. Some areas of Long Island will experience large-scale strong winds.
City officials also reminded basement apartment residents to prepare to “move to higher settlements” and anyone living in flood-prone areas “must keep sandbags, plywood, plastic sheeting and other flood-resistant materials.”
Experts said that due to heavy rains, fallen leaves would block the sewers and cause accumulation of water, and strong winds would also cause trees to break, reminding people not to drive through flooded roads, because most deaths in extreme weather are trapped and unable to escape.
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