New Yorkers Face Heavy Rains and Flooding

rain flooding New York

NEW YORK - Governor Andrew Cuomo is urging people across New York state to prepare for flooding on Thursday evening.

“If severe weather is approaching, keep driving and outdoor activities to a minimum,” the governor said Thursday. “It is important to take every precaution necessary during extreme flooding, avoid flooded roads, and stay informed about any emergency instructions.”

Most of New York City, as well as areas of Long Island, Westchester, Orange and Putnam Counties are under a flash-flood watch until 6:00 a.m. Friday.

Following are the other counties that are under flood warnings or flash-flood watches:
Flood Warning:

Livingston, Monroe and Ontario Counties in effect until 7:45 p.m.

Genesee and Wyoming Counties in effect until 8 p.m.

Cayuga Creek Near Lancaster – Erie and Wyoming Counties in effect until 9:30 p.m.

Flash-Flood Watch:

Allegany, Cattaraugus, Northern Cayuga, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Ontario, Orleans, Wayne, and Wyoming Counties in effect until 8:00 p.m.

Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Madison, Northern Oneida, Onondaga, Otsego, Schuyler, Seneca, Southern Cayuga, Southern Oneida, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins and Yates Counties in effect until 8:00 p.m.

Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Fulton, Greene, Herkimer, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, and Ulster Counties in effect until 9:00 p.m.