Heavy rainfall over the past several days has caused flash flooding and other hazardous conditions in much of the Northeast. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued numerous flash flood warnings for areas in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia.
Flooding has impacted roads across the area, with some becoming completely submerged by floodwaters. Numerous vehicles have become trapped in the water, with drivers in some cases being forced to swim out of their cars. One woman in Pennsylvania drowned after she was swept away by rising waters, and numerous other people have had to be rescued from flooded areas.
Rainfall is expected to continue in the Northeast for the next few days, possibly leading to additional flooding. The NWS warns that heavy rainfall can quickly lead to flooding, even in areas where the ground is not saturated. Drivers are advised to avoid flooded roads, and residents should be mindful of runoff from rivers, streams, and other bodies of water. People should also be aware of areas subject to mudslides, which can occur in areas hit hard by water runoff.