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"Flash Flood Watch" ...Flash Flood Watch in effect from 8 PM EDT this evening through Friday afternoon... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a * Flash Flood Watch for portions of southern Connecticut... northeast New Jersey and southeast New York...including the following areas...in southern Connecticut...northern Fairfield...northern Middlesex...northern New Haven...northern New London...southern Fairfield...southern Middlesex... southern New Haven and southern New London. In northeast New Jersey...eastern Bergen...eastern Essex...eastern Passaic... eastern Union...Hudson...western Bergen...western Essex... western Passaic and western Union. In southeast New York... Bronx...Kings (Brooklyn)...New York (Manhattan)...northeastern Suffolk...northern Nassau...northern Queens...northern Westchester...northwestern Suffolk...Orange...Putnam... Richmond (staten island)...Rockland...southeastern Suffolk... southern Nassau...southern Queens...southern Westchester and southwestern Suffolk. * From 8 PM EDT this evening through Friday afternoon * showers and thunderstorms will be moving into the region from the west early this evening and will overspread the region by late tonight. Showers and thunderstorms will continue into Friday morning and begin to taper off from west to east during Friday afternoon. There is the potential for periods of heavy rainfall this evening into Friday afternoon. * The axis of heaviest rain remains uncertain. However...at this time the heaviest rain is forecast to extend from northeastern New Jersey into the lower Hudson Valley...New York City...and southern Connecticut. Rainfall totals of 2 to 4 inches are possible...with localized higher amounts possible. The main threat is flash flooding of low lying...poor drainage...and urbanized areas. Smaller flashier streams may also flood. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued. -- Thursday Jul.28 16,04:00 PM

Statement From Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Third Anniversary of Hurricane Irene

Governor Cuomo has issued the following statement.

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Albany, NY - August 28, 2014 - “Three years ago today, Hurricane Irene turned the lives of many New Yorkers upside down. In addition to the tragic deaths that it caused, this supposedly once-in-a-lifetime storm flooded or washed away homes, damaged businesses upstate and compromised our infrastructure unlike anything we had experienced before. Despite the destruction, Hurricane Irene also had a silver lining – it brought out the best in New Yorkers and drove us to build back better.
 
“In the days that followed the storm, people came together from down the block and across the state to volunteer and help those who were impacted. Since then we have also begun to train residents to be their own first responder in an emergency, and we are investing billions of dollars in projects to make our communities safer and more resilient for when the next storm hits. As terrible as Hurricane Irene was, we have become a stronger state because of it, and we will continue doing everything we can to be prepared for whatever the future brings.”