Gov. Kathy Hochul is warning New Yorkers to be prepared for more heavy rain expected throughout Sunday in eastern parts of the state.

Hochul says the entire eastern part of the state is currently under a Flood Watch. This includes the North Country, Capital Region, Mohawk Valley, Mid-Hudson, New York City and Long Island regions.

Officials say two to three inches of rain is expected in parts of the Capital Region and Hudson Valley, with some areas expecting up to five inches. 

The governor says Putnam, Suffolk and Westchester counties have seen between 1.5 to 2 inches of rain per hour as of mid-day Sunday, but says those areas have not seen significant flooding yet. 

It comes just a week after heavy rainfall caused major flooding in different regions all across the state. The governor says over $50 million in damages have been estimated from last week’s severe rain and flooding. Hochul on Friday requested a major disaster declaration from President Joe Biden to aid with recovery from the storm.

“I surveyed the damage personally,” Hochul said. “It has left so many business owners and families and homeowners just in a state of shock. Not sure what hit them. They are the bullseye of what we think is going to happen again throughout this day and through the night."

The governor says conversations need to be had on how to make flood insurance more affordable and accessible for New Yorkers as extreme weather events become more common.

“What we saw last week was a 1,000-year rain event, and if those are going to become more normal, even if it's a 100-year event, homeowners are not prepared, they don’t have the money in their pockets and their bank accounts and their expected to cover these costs themselves," she said.

Hochul says her administration is looking to secure more funding for those in Orange County who were hardest hit during last week’s storm.

The governor on Saturday directed the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services to pre-deploy a high-axle response vehicle and a swift water rescue team to its stockpile near Orange County for any needed rapid responses. The DHSES is also providing sandbags and water pumps to mitigate flood impacts in areas that were devastated by last week’s flooding.

Officials say to monitor forecasts for possible flood warnings, and those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared for it.