Coastal flooding caused by Tuesday's nor'easter is ravaging some neighborhoods around New York and New Jersey, and the National Weather Service has issued warnings for particularly vulnerable areas.
In Brooklyn's Red Hook, water bubbled up from the sewers, flooding streets before disappearing back into storm drains. At least an inch of water accumulated on some roads. Flooding was also reported on Long Island, with video showing water pooled inches-deep in the street near Long Beach.
In Sea Bright, New Jersey, the storm sent up to 17 inches of ocean water flooding onto Church Street. Flooding had also hit Sea Bright's Ocean Avenue.
In Stone Harbor, New Jersey, streets were deluged with floodwaters that almost covered street benches and firehydrants. And in Atlantic City, there were reports of people needing to be rescued as water levels rose during high tide. Over in the Point Beach area of Milford, Conneticut, floodwaters were pouring down some streets.
New York City said the the winter storm was bringing minor to moderate flooding along the most vulnerable coastlines and shore roads.
A coastal flood warning was in effect until 4 p.m. Tuesday for the Bronx and areas along the northern shores of Queens, and the city warned coastal residents to take action to protect their properties.
The city said the combination of rain and melting snow, as well as storm drains that had been covered by accumulations from earlier snowfall, would lead to minor flooding across poor drainage areas.
New Yorkers should not drive vehicles into areas where water covers roadways, officials said.