Source: CCTV Finance
On September 29, local time, affected by tropical storm "Ophelia", many places in New York State in the United States experienced heavy rainfall and caused flooding, and the rainfall in some areas even broke historical records. New York Governor Hochul said such extreme rainfall weather could become the norm in the future due to climate change.
On September 30, local time, New York Governor Hochul said in New York City that extreme precipitation events pose a serious threat to people's lives and property, while she declared a state of emergency in New York City, Long Island and the Hudson Valley for a week in order to allocate resources faster to respond to the crisis. Hochul said places like New York City experienced persistent heavy rainfall and flooding, which was caused by climate change, and is likely to become "the norm" in the future.
New York Governor Hochul: Extreme precipitation events have never occurred in some areas and set a record record, with Kennedy International Airport experiencing the largest daily rainfall on record that day. This kind of thing isn't just happening this summer, or this year, it's going to be there forever. Precipitation records continue to be broken.
Officials at New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority said New York City's Sept. 29 rainfall in a single day was equivalent to the usual two- to three-month level. Among them, New York's JFK International Airport received nearly 200 millimeters of rain that day, the highest since 1948. Brooklyn received 110 millimeters of rain in three hours that day, which is equivalent to the usual monthly rainfall in the area.
Heavy rainfall caused severe disruption to the New York subway system and railway trunk lines, with some subway lines completely shut down and many subway stations forced to close. Road traffic has also been severely disrupted, seriously affecting people's travel. The National Weather Service has warned that New York, New Jersey and Connecticut will continue to face moderate flooding risks, which are expected to affect about 25 million people in the northeastern United States.