at least Eight people died as a result of storms caused by Hurricane Ida in New York and New Jersey and thus rises to 16 total number of dead Since the meteorological phenomenon made landfall last Sunday in the southern United States. Cities on the east coast of the country recorded floods and declared a state of emergency.
In New York City, police said there were seven of the dead, while another person died in neighboring New Jersey, according to Passaic City Mayor Hector Laura.
It started raining after nine in the evening and a little later New York Governor Cathy Hoshol declared a “state of emergency.” After registering them “Great” floods In all districts bordering the city, It can affect about 20 million people.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy also declared a state of emergency and a tornado watch was issued in Philadelphia.
Subway, excursions and underwater roads
The New York subway had to be boycotted because of The stations, tracks and platforms were flooded with rain.
very Flights canceled at New York airports From Newark, LaGuardia, and JFK. A video showed a flooded station in Newark.
New York City’s Office of Emergency Information wrote on Twitter, “Seek shelter now. Flying objects will be dangerous to those caught homeless. Go downstairs and stay away from windows.”
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According to the US National Weather Service (NWS), it is the first emergency in the United States torrents which was announced in the history of New York.
The rain started at 9:30 p.m. (0:30 GMT) and according to several videos posted to Twitter by the NWS, the streets of Brooklyn and Queens were inundated, making traffic impossible.
And the weather service urged “don’t drive on flooded streets. We don’t know how deep it is and it’s very dangerous. Turn around.”
NWS also registered a file All-time record for 80mm of rain in one hour in Central Park.
For its part, the National Hurricane Center warned that “Posttropical Cyclone Ida brings widespread torrential rain and potentially deadly torrential rain along and near its path” and is expected to continue its way into the north of the country.
President Joe Biden heads to Louisiana on Friday, where Hurricane Ida destroyed buildings and left more than a million homes without power.