NYC Issued Flash Flood and Travel Warning for Monday Night Through Tuesday

NEW YORK -

The city’s Emergency Management is warning New Yorkers of travel risks on Monday night through Tuesday evening, in anticipation of a nor’easter that will bring heavy storms and potential flooding.

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch beginning at 8 p.m. on Monday until 5 p.m. Tuesday. The rain is expected to be heaviest between 12 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday and could adversely impact commuters.

Heavy winds between 20 and 40 mph are also expected to make travel difficult.

Rainfall is expected to be half an inch to an inch an hour, with up to 2 to 4 inches expected.

The Department of Environmental Protection, the Department of Transportation, and the Department of Sanitation are on standby to clear debris and move downed trees.

“This event may cause flooding in the city, including on highways, streets, underpasses, as well as other poor drainage or low-lying spots,” NYC Emergency Management Incoming Acting Commissioner Andrew D’Amora said in a statement. “New Yorkers should give themselves additional travel time and take the appropriate precautions if they must move about the city during the storm.”

New Yorkers who live in basement apartments are urged to be prepared to move to a higher floor in case of flooding.

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Updated Monday, October 25, 2021 at 12:08 pm .