Flash Flood Warning for NYC, NJ Amid Thunderstorms

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
May 23, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

A flash flood warning was issued for parts of New York City and New Jersey on Thursday afternoon.

The National Weather Service’s flash flood warning extends to Queens County, Westchester County, Southeastern Union County in New Jersey, Manhattan, Bronx County, Staten Island, and Brooklyn.

“These thunderstorms will be capable of producing rainfall rates in excess of one inch per hour,” reads an advisory, referring to the storm system lingering over the Tri-State region.

“Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of urban areas … highways … streets and underpasses as well as other drainage areas and low lying spots,” the agency said.

NJ.com reported that more than three inches of rain has fallen in portions of New Jersey. The storm is expected to bring more winds, rain, and possible hail into the weekend.

Media reports say there are downed trees in New York City.

Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.