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New York declared a state of emergency as dangerous flash floods and tornadoes have been unleashed across the region

1September 2021

A firefighter directs people stranded at a subway entrance during flash flooding in New York on September 1.
A firefighter directs people stranded at a subway entrance during flash flooding in New York on September 1. (Anthony Behar/Sipa/AP Images)

First responders continue to safely evacuate people from the New York City subway system after “a historic and challenging night for the region, our customers and transit workers,” the acting chair and CEO of the Metropolitan Transit Authority, Janno Lieber, said in a statement.

It’s unclear how many trains still need to be evacuated.

Janno said the torrential rains have caused massive amounts of water to enter subways.

“New Yorkers should not attempt to travel until further notice,” Janno said. “We will be deploying maximum pump capacity and surging workers into the system when it’s safe so that as this epic storm abates service can be restored as soon as possible.” 

There is very limited subway and bus service at this time.

Commuter trains have also been affected. Metro-North Railroad completely suspended all train service on all lines for safety reasons and Long Island Rail Road service shut down after trains reached their final destinations, according to the MTA.

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