State of Emergency Issued in New York and New Jersey 

State of Emergency Issued in New York and New Jersey  NYC area getting hit by Nor’easter tonight and tomorrow

More than 4,000 people lose power in New York, New Jersey, amid nor'easter.

A state of emergency has been declared in New York and New Jersey ahead of a nor'easter storm expected to rip through the tri-state area on Tuesday after travelling up the east coast.

New Jersey's state of emergency began at 8: PM ET last night, Governor Phil Murphy confirmed, with "severe weather conditions" expected to "impact the state starting tonight through the next several days".

In New York City, officials warned that the storm would cause severe flash flooding of up to four inches of rain and winds up to 50 miles per hour.

The National Weather Service predicts that eastern coastal states will suffer heavy rainfall and gale-force winds throughout the next few days as the storm moves slowly northwards.

Rainfall totals are expected to be between 1-2 inches with isolated pockets receiving more than 2 inches by Wednesday evening.

Heavy Rainfall, Strong Winds

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