NJ has declared a state of emergency ahead of Tuesday’s storm; NYC gusts of up to 60 mph are anticipated.

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Following a system that left sections of New York state with more than a foot of snow, this one is approaching.

Important Points

  • From Tuesday noon through early Wednesday, a substantial quantity of rain—between two and four inches—is predicted for the tri-state region. In certain interior places, there may be up to a foot of snow cover when the rain falls, raising the possibility of flooding.
  • There are concerns about potential power outages due to wind gusts exceeding 60 mph in certain regions, particularly on Long Island and the Jersey Shore. According to Storm Team 4, there will be significant river flooding everywhere. Gov. Phil Murphy of New Jersey has issued a proclamation of emergency that will take effect at 5:00 p.m. A travel alert has been issued by New York City for the duration of the storm.
  • After the storms on Tuesday pass and their effects are dealt with, we are anticipating another rain system for Friday night and Saturday. This one may deliver less rain, but it would fall on top of extremely saturated terrain and maybe higher rivers.

Later on Tuesday, a state of emergency is imposed in all 21 of New Jersey’s counties because the region is at risk of severe flooding and wind damage due to the second significant winter storm of the season.

The order, which permits resources to be deployed around the state for the duration of the storm, was announced by Governor Phil Murphy to go into effect at 5 p.m. on Tuesday. Between Tuesday afternoon and early Wednesday, the tri-state is predicted to receive a broad 2 to 4 inch downpour. This is in addition to the more than a foot of snow that fell in certain areas over the weekend and the fact that some areas of New Jersey are still recovering from the flooding that occurred last month.

Murphy, a Democrat, stated in a statement that “this storm will exacerbate the effects of the inclement conditions we experienced in December and this past weekend and may precede another storm Friday night.” “As always, I urge all New Jerseyans – including residents in our coastal and riverine communities – to follow all safety protocols and remain off the roads unless absolutely necessary.”

Beginning on Tuesday night, Paterson Mayor Andre Sayegh issued an emergency declaration. For those who decide to evacuate their houses ahead of the storm, a Red Cross shelter will open at 60 Temple Street. In case inhabitants need to be rescued, high-water vehicles and water rescue boats are prepared to help.

Public safety authorities in neighbouring Newark have produced a list of frequently flooded intersections that people should stay away from.

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Gov. Kathy Hochul of New York did not make a similar emergency proclamation, but she did advise citizens to get ready for extensive flooding and power disruptions. New York City was recently added to the National Weather Service’s strong wind alert Tuesday morning, so there are expected power disruptions there as well. View the most recent neighbourhood alerts.

Executive Ed Romaine of Suffolk County declared a local state of emergency for his Long Island counties, which were expected to experience strong winds during the storm, even though there was no state-wide order.

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The almost two-year snow drought in Central Park is forecast to persist, but heavy rain, particularly on top of the snow cover from the weekend, is predicted to make it a significant storm. The approaching system does not pose a danger for more snowfall.

amid the storm, New York City released a travel advisory, alerting people to the potential difficulties of travelling amid Tuesday night’s heaviest rain.

Tuesday is going to be quite rainy, with heavy rain starting in the late morning and continuing into Tuesday night. The high temperatures that will occur, together with the intense precipitation, will cause the snow to melt quickly.

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It is anticipated that the lower Hudson Valley and New Jersey may see widespread river flooding, especially in the snow-covered regions. There might be significant floods in some areas.

There will also be wind, with Tuesday night’s gusts reaching 60 mph. Expect power outages and damaged trees, particularly on Long Island’s South Shore and Jersey Shore. Gusts on Staten Island can also be very dangerous.

Before Wednesday’s morning commute, the rain should stop, but strong winds are predicted to persist.

In New York, a strong wind warning will be in place for Staten Island, Brooklyn, and portions of Queens, Suffolk, and Nassau counties beginning at 6 p.m. on Tuesday and lasting until Wednesday morning. Due to these issues, Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, which was providing emergency shelter to around 2,000 migrants during the crisis, had to be evacuated.

“The health and safety of migrants in our care is always a top priority, which is why we are currently overseeing the relocation of 1,900 guests from the humanitarian emergency response and relief centre at Floyd Bennett Field due to an updated forecast with increased wind speeds estimated to be at over 70 MPH tonight,” a spokesperson for the city stated.

“To be clear, this relocation is a proactive measure being taken out of an abundance of caution to ensure the safety and well-being of individuals working and living at the centre,” said the individual. “The families are already in the process of moving temporarily, but they will still receive the necessary assistance and services.

The move won’t end until the facility is once again livable and all potential weather-related issues have passed. We are keeping a close eye on the situation and will provide updates as needed.”

The counties of Monmouth, Ocean, Cumberland, Atlantic, and Cape May in New Jersey are under a strong wind advisory. The alert also extends to Connecticut’s Fairfield County in its southern half.

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