Governor Cuomo Deploys Emergency Response Assets to Hard-Hit Areas as Remnants of Henri Continue to Impact Downstate Areas With Heavy Rain and Flooding
New York (STL.News) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo directed the State’s deployed emergency response assets to areas hard-hit by Tropical Depression Henri, which brought heavy rain and flooding to parts of Long Island, New York City, and the Hudson Valley. As of early this morning, rainfall totals from Henri exceeded 7 inches in Brooklyn and Central Park, more than 6 inches in Queens, and 3 to 4 inches in Westchester, Suffolk and Nassau counties. There were several reports of roads closed and cars stranded due to flooding, as well as downed trees and wires in multiple locations. Power outages remained low, with roughly 2,000 remaining. Heavy rain and flooding conditions are expected to continue in affected areas through this evening as the storm slowly spins northeast out of the region.
“Although New York did not receive a direct hit from Henri, its lingering effects are still being felt from Long Island to Albany and we can expect more rain and flooding threats in communities hardest hit by the storm,” Governor Cuomo said. “I have directed State agencies to focus their efforts on assisting local governments severely impacted by Henri over the weekend.