New Delhi: With more than two days of incessant rains, Delhi streets have turned into rivers with cars floating, people wading through knee-deep water and rainwater pouring from overbridges like waterfalls. The national capital received record rainfall in 19 years this week. However, Delhi is not the only city that witnessed floods as New York and New Jersey also faced the wrath of hurricane Ida this week.Also Read - Rains Likely in Delhi, Noida, Neighbouring Areas of UP, Haryana Today: IMD
While pictures and videos were doing rounds on social media showing a Niagara Falls-like situation in several areas in Delhi, stormy weather brought heavy rains to New Jersey and New York on Wednesday night. Also Read - Breaking News Highlights: President Ram Nath Kovind to Visit Goa From September 5-7
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Videos of water overflowing from a flyover in Delhi went viral with people comparing it to Niagara Falls.
The Delhi traffic police advised commuters to avoid waterlogged streets.
Meanwhile, Twitter was flooded with pictures showing New York subways inundated. Videos also went viral as a stream of water lashed into the Newark airport and other areas of New Jersey.
A “flash flood emergency” was issued for the first time in New York City, as well as for New Jersey on Wednesday. Flight services at New York airports LaGuardia and JFK were also suspended.
At the same time, Delhi continued to receive rains for the second day in a row on Wednesday, traffic snarls in the capital city continued to grow. According to the Public Works Department and the Delhi Traffic Police, some areas that witnessed waterlogging include Azad Market underpass, Ring Road near WHO building, ITO, near AIIMS flyover on Aurobindo Marg, Palam underpass, Safdarjung, near India Gate, Nangloi, Rohtak Road etc.
Waterlogging also resulted in traffic congestion on important roads stretches such as ITO, Vikas Marg, Dhaula Kuan, Ring Toad, Rohtak Road, Punjabi Bagh, Karampura etc.