Governor Hochul declares State of Emergency for L.I. as nor'easter slams the region

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The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for all of Long Island through Tuesday afternoon. For more, visit the NWS website.

Gov. Kathy Hochul declared a State Disaster Emergency on Monday evening ahead of predicted heavy rainfall expected to fall across Long Island, New York City and into upstate New York through Wednesday morning. More than an inch of rain per hour is possible.

 "I am proactively declaring a State of Emergency to ensure we can provide the necessary resources to respond to this storm and protect lives and property in regions where the forecast is calling for significant rainfall," Hochul said. "I'm encouraging New Yorkers to prepare now for inclement weather expected over the coming days and urging commuters to take precaution ahead of heavy rainfall expected tomorrow morning."

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