Rainstorm, Tornado Warnings in NYC Area

Torrential rain flooded subways and rail lines and delayed flights early Wednesday at New York's three major airports and thousands of commuters were unable to get to work.

Rainstorm, Tornado Warnings in NYC Area

Most subway lines in the city were experiencing delays or diversions, and there was no rail service to Grand Central Station on some lines. Some rail routes from New Jersey into Manhattan were shut down for more than an hour.

The National Weather Service briefly posted a tornado warning for parts of the city and surrounding areas, including New Jersey. Fallen trees blocked streets in some neighborhoods.

There were delays of up to an hour and a half at John F. Kennedy International Airport and about an hour at LaGuardia International Airport due to the storms, said Alan Hicks, spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

Flash flood warnings also were issued, setting up an exceptionally steamy afternoon. The weather service issued a heat advisory that warned of temperatures that could climb to 101 because of the muggy weather.

AP

Last Mod: 08 Ağustos 2007, 16:11
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