Elsa soaks NYC and New England as it races up East Coast

A woman’s umbrella is flipped inside out as she walks on a rainy and windy New York street, Friday, July 9, 2021. Fast-moving Tropical Storm Elsa hit the New York City region with torrential rains and high winds as it churned up the East Coast. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

NEW YORK — The fast-moving storm Elsa lashed New York City and New England with heavy rain and high winds Friday, flooding streets, toppling trees and hindering some rail service.