At least nine people tragically died, including a 2-year-old, after the remnants of Hurricane Ida sparked flash flooding in New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.
In New York City, seven people died, including four who got trapped in their basements, the New York Post reported. Another death was recorded in New Jersey.
The New York Police Department said that the victims in New York ranged from 2 years old to 66.
A 66-year-old man from Brooklyn was found dead in his apartment’s basement. The lifeless body of a woman in her 40s was also discovered on Grand Central Parkway, and later a 45-year-old woman and a 22-year-old man in Jamaica, Queens.
The body of an elderly man was recovered in New Jersey after his car was overrun by strong floodwaters and he couldn’t escape.
This came hours after a 19-year-old man in Maryland died when the Rock Creek River suddenly burst the banks and overran numerous apartment blocks.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio declared a state of emergency after New York governor Kathy Hochul and New Jersey governor Phil Murphy issued the same warning.
The National Weather Service’s office in New York issued a Flash Flood Emergency for New York City. The agency said in a statement posted on Twitter: “This particular warning for NYC is the second time we’ve ever issued a Flash Flood Emergency. (It’s the first one for NYC).
“The first time we’ve issued a Flash Flood Emergency was for Northeast New Jersey an hour ago.”
The city banned all non-emergency vehicles from the road and suspended the subway after 3.5 inches of rain were recorded at Central Park.
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