NY Governor Declares State Of Emergency [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports:

Gov. Hochul Thursday declared a state of emergency for New York City and the entire surrounding region after the remnants of Hurricane Ida spawned catastrophic rain and flooding.

“Torrential rainfall has resulted in flash flooding, power outages, travel disruptions and damage in impacted areas posing a threat to public health and safety,” Hochul said. “Stay off the roads and avoid all unnecessary travel during this time,” Hochul said.

At least eight New Yorkers, including a 2-year-old boy, were killed by the historic flooding that swept through the city and suburbs Wednesday night.

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