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A flash flood warning has been issued for NYC

A flash flood warning has been issued for NYC
Photograph: Clayton Guse

It's time to start building an arc, New York. 

This morning's thunderstorms have dumped sheets of rain on the city, causing the surge rates on ride-sharing apps to skyrocket and leaving commuters drenched (though business is booming for street side umbrella vendors). The rain has been substantial enough to cause the National Weather Service to issue a flash flood warning, which is in effect until 4:30pm today. 

The warning notes that thunderstorms were producing heavy rain in the New York area as of 12:22pm, and that another one to two inches is expected to fall on the city during the rest of the day. Excessive water runoff is expected to cause flooding in small waterways, underpasses, streets and low-lying areas (one should also expect to see sewage runoff in the city's rivers). 

The National Weather Service does not like to mince words when it issues a warning like this—the agency urges residents living along streams and creeks to "take immediate precautions to protect life and property." 

It's time to batten down the hatches, NYC. The city's first great flood of the spring is here, and it's not fucking around. 

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Albert W

That's bad! Flood causes major disaster in the home as well as property. Flood can cause due to various of reasons. As the flood warning is issued due to heavy rain people need to take precaution. Flood insurance is necessary for all the homeowners living in flood prone areas or home insurance is necessary for the damage caused due to heavy rain or thunderstorm so that one can claim for insurance and get the insurance money to repair the damage. Every homeowner should register for flood insurance to save their life and property. For filing an insurance claim a home insurance claim adjuster(http://allclaimsusa.com/home-insurance-claim-adjuster) helps policyholder for settling down the claim for the repair.