The US National Weather Service has issued emergency flood warnings for Orange, Putnam and Rockland counties north of New York City.

Police closed roads and issued a rare flash flood emergency, telling residents to avoid travel.

Local Orange County resident Melissa Roberts captured the flooding on camera: water was knee-deep and cars were submerged.

A foot (30 cm) of rain has been reported to have fallen in some areas.

Steven Neuhaus, the Orange County executive, said there was one flood-related death, the New York Times reported.

Video edited by Gem O’Reilly

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