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New York City issues emergency travel warning for rain, hail and high winds over the next two days

New York City has received heavy rain this week. After continuous rain on April 2, it is expected that heavy rain will continue with heavy snowfall and strong winds on the 3rd (Wednesday) and 4th (Thursday); The city government issued an emergency weather warning on the evening of the 2nd to remind citizens to be carefulfloodDisasters and traffic delays.

According to the latest forecast from the National Weather Service, the city will be affected by severe weather from the morning of the 3rd to the afternoon of the 4th, with 2 to 3 inches of rain expected; The heaviest rainfall will occur from the afternoon of the 4th through late afternoon on the 3rd, which could lead to poor drainage in some communities and flooding in low-lying areas. Apart from this, there will be heavy snowfall till the evening of 3rd to 4th.

Due to heavy and prolonged rainfall, the NYC Department of Emergency Management reported that coastal areas of five major boroughs may be at risk of flooding, and issued flood warnings for several locations in the city, specifically: the Bronx andQueenA flood warning for northern Queens will be in place from 4 PM on the 3rd to 10 AM on the 4th, with water levels expected to be 1.5 inches to 2.5 inches; A flood warning for southern Queens will remain in place from 3 a.m. on the 3rd to 7 a.m. At 2 a.m. on the 4th, water levels are expected to be 2 inches; In coastal areas of Brooklyn (Brooklyn), Manhattan and Staten Island, flood warnings will remain in place from 2 pm on the 3rd to 7 am on the 4th.

At the same time, the National Weather Service has also issued a warning of strong wind. It is estimated that from 11 pm on 3rd to 5 am on 4th, strong winds will blow in the city at a speed of 25 to 35 miles per hour. Maximum wind speed may also increase to 60 mph. The city government reminds citizens to be careful of falling objects when out for a walk or bicycle, as strong winds and rain can cause downed trees and potentially widespread power outages. Too,MetropolitanThe MTA banned all tractor-trailers and tandem trailers from entering the city’s bridges after 10 a.m. on the 3rd.

For more official safety tips, visit People can also sign up for the free alert system “Notify NYC” to stay updated on the latest situation; To subscribe, visit or call 311.

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