ALBANY (WENY) – State leaders declared a State of Emergency for certain areas of New York State ahead of predicted heavy rainfall that is expected to impact areas throughout the state.
Included in the declaration by Gov. Kathy Hochul is Tioga County, along with surrounding counties Broome, Chenango, Otsego and Delaware. The Long Island, New York City, Mid-Hudson and Capitol Regions will also be affected.
Rainfall totals of four or more inches may impact these regions with several areas expected to see more than one inch of rain per hour.
The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch Monday night that is currently in effect until later this afternoon.
Hochul urged New Yorkers to exercise caution ahead of Tuesday morning’s commute, and to plan ahead for any inclement weather and hazardous travel conditions. She also directed state agencies to prepare assets for emergency deployment to impacted regions.
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