While unveiling a clock counting down to the day rent control for New York City expires, Sen. Bill Perkins said the looming deadline was like a “tsunami.”

“The word you are looking for is ‘tsunami,'” Perkins, a Manhattan Democrat, said after saying the expiration of rent control would be similar to disasters around the world that displace people from their homes. “This will have that kind of effect on people if this clock runs out.”

The Democratic-led Assembly approved an expansion of rent regulations on Monday, but the Republican-led Senate is likely hesitant to approve a broadening of the regulations.

Perkins said he wished the rent regulations had been dealt with in the budget, which was approved several days early.

Rent control is due to expire for New York City and some suburban communities on June 15.

Sen. Adriano Espaillat charged that Senate GOP lawmakers, like “a coach in a game” are choosing to run down the clock.

“Not only is the rent too damn high, but the clock is ticking,” he said.

Espaillat was hesitant to say the negotiations over the rent regulation legislation should be tied to the ongoing debate for a tax cap. Senate Republicans approved a 2 percent cap in January and do not want to submit to negotiations that would weaken the measure.