It extends to several counties of the state, as well as to the city itself.

The governor of the U.S. state of New York, Kathy Hochul, has introduced a state of emergency in connection with the predicted heavy rains and possible flooding. A statement about this was published on Monday evening on her website.

“I am introducing an emergency regime in advance to make sure that we have enough resources to respond to the elements and protect people and property in areas where significant precipitation is predicted,” the statement says. The emergency mode applies to several counties of New York, as well as to the city itself.

Earlier, the U.S. National Weather Service reported that heavy rains are expected in New York and the neighboring states of New Jersey and Connecticut; flooding is not excluded in some places. It is expected that by Tuesday evening, up to 100 mm of precipitation will fall in some areas, the speed of wind gusts will reach 17 m/s.