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New York battered by torrential rain as state of emergency declared

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New York battered by torrential rain as state of emergency declared

A state of emergency has been issued in New York as a nor’easter continues to batter the city with heavy rain and strong winds.

The leading edge of a string of thunderstorms arrived on Monday night, sparking several flash flood warnings and footage from the area shows the torrential rain pouring down.

Governor Kathy Hochul has “proactively” declared a state of emergency for 20 counties in New York, as the nor’easter is expected to dump up to five inches of rain over the tri-state region.

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