Ashim Benedict Palmer: New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio declared a state of emergency Wednesday night, September 1st, due to flooding and dangerous conditions on the streets in record-breaking rain across the city. Mayor called the situation in New York City a historic weather event.
In a statement, CNN said that almost all subway lines were unsuitable for movement due to flash floods and tornado threats caused by rain and tropical storm Eder.
The National Weather Service told CNN at least five flash floods were forecast from western Philadelphia to northern New Jersey. Earlier, Governor Phil Murphy declared a state of emergency in New Jersey in response to Tornado Eder.