Floods, resulting from heavy downpours in New York on Friday, disrupted subway service in the most populous United States city, turning some streets into small lakes with vehicles submerged.
New York City authorities were yet to confirm deaths or critical injuries, apart from the major roads and subways that were severely impacted while a travel advisory has been issued.
The Metropolitan Transportation Agency said the flooding caused major disruptions to New York’s subway system and the Metro North commuter rail service.
Report says some subway lines were suspended entirely, including the G, which connects Brooklyn and Queens, and many stations were closed.
Video footages, which have gone viral, showed floodwater submerging vehicles on neighbourhood streets and water drenching the inside of subway stations, disrupting morning traffic for millions of commuters.
The situation has prompted New York Governor, Kathy Hochul, to declare a state of emergency for New York City, Long Island, and the Hudson Valley.
“Please take steps to stay safe and remember to never attempt to travel on flooded roads,” she said in a message posted on X platform (formerly known as Twitter).