Up to 23 million people in New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut are under flood watches today, Sept. 29.
A state of emergency has been declared by New York Gov. Kathy Hochul for New York City, the Hudson Valley, and Long Island.
By 12:45 p.m. today, most areas around New York City had received over 5 inches of rainfall, with southern Brooklyn recording the highest total at 6.78 inches.
Due to flooding at the Central Park Zoo, a female sea lion managed to swim out of her pool today, but thankfully returned safely.
One X user shared a photo of people stuck in their cars near The Bronx River Parkway and wrote, "Where were all the alerts last night about the life-threatening flash floods?"
Pictures of the flood are circulating around X, with Steven Bognar from WNBC-TV sharing a photo of people walking through water in Terminal A at LaGuardia airport.
Rain will most likely persist throughout the day, with the Northeast facing potentially historic levels of rainfall Friday and Saturday morning.
The rainfall that NYC has experienced will likely rank among the top 5 wettest Septembers ever recorded.