(CNN) – The governors of New Jersey and New York declared states of emergency in anticipation of a Nor Norister this week.
In New York, Governor Cathy Hochhol declared a state of emergency for more than 20 counties.
“I am declaring a state of emergency to ensure that we can provide the necessary resources to respond to this storm and protect life and property in areas where heavy rain is expected,” Hochul said in a news release.
“I encourage New Yorkers to prepare now for the stormy weather expected in the coming days, and I urge travelers to take precautions for the expected heavy rain tomorrow morning,” he added.
Hochhol ordered several state agencies early Monday to prepare media outlets for publication in affected areas.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said the state of emergency began at 8 p.m. Monday.
“The severe weather conditions will affect the situation from tonight and for many days to come,” he said.
The National Weather Service issued several flash flood alerts in the Northeast starting Monday night and continuing into Tuesday afternoon affecting nearly 30 million people.
Thunderstorm lines are likely to develop to produce a total rainfall of 50 to 127 mm of rain, with greater potential. Rainfall rates will exceed 25 mm per hour at times.
These sediments will cause flash floods from streams, creeks, urban areas and poorly drained areas where rainfall is more intense.
What is a file Nor Norister?
a Nor Norister It is a storm on the east coast with winds that usually come from the northeast, According to the National Weather Service. These storms can occur at any time of the year, but are most common between September and April.
In winter, temperatures associated with Nor Norister They can be more extreme than in the fall, which can lead to more storms and heavy snow. Storms can cause beach erosion and poor sea conditions, with winds reaching 58 kilometers per hour or more.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which oversees the New York City subway and other transit lines, expects 150 millimeters of rain in 12 hours, but it won’t be like Hurricane Ida.
“We don’t expect at any time to see the kind of heavy rain in a very short time that we saw during Hurricane Ida,” said TTA President and Acting CEO Janu Lieber, noting that the city saw more than 89 mm in one hour during Ida. .
“But we are ready for whatever comes next,” Gano added.
Jano said the biggest problem and limitation facing the MTA is the city’s sewage system, which can be overcome as it did during the Ida period. However, they do not anticipate a problem during a storm.
Jane Norman, Rob Friese, and CNN’s Kelly Westhoff contributed to this report.