Hurricane Ida hits New York, causing historic flooding

Hurricane Ida hits New York, causing historic flooding

Hurricane & # 34; Ida & # 34;, which raged on August 30 in Louisiana and Mississippi, weakened to a post-tropical storm, but made it to New York and New Jersey, causing severe flooding. Read today in USA.ONE magazine:

Hurricane hit New York, there are casualties

US President Joe Biden has already addressed the nation.

New York flooded due to hurricane & # 34; Ida & # 34; Hurricane Ida hits New York, causing historic flooding

According to the latest data, the hurricane killed 46 people. In New York, the victims of the disaster were people who lived on the basement floors. 16 bodies were recovered from flooded basements and overturned vehicles. Another 23 people died in New Jersey. It is known that a tree fell on the house of one of them, and the other drowned in the car. Another 5 deaths were recorded in Pennsylvania and one each in Maryland and Connecticut. The states of New York and New Jersey are in an emergency.

Hurricane Ida hits New York, causing historic flooding

According to the Governor of New Jersey, Phil Murphy, the majority of those killed are people caught in the flood while driving.

& # 34; Please pray for them and their families. And let's hope that this number will not grow, & # 34; — he addressed the Americans during a press conference.

& # 34; The danger is not over yet. Please do not enter the road, & # 34; — called the governor.

Hurricane Ida hits New York, causing historic flooding

At the moment, the streets of New York are flooded, cars and even buses have gone under the water. Due to flooding, the city's subway has been suspended. New York Governor Katie Hawkool said Central Park received 8cm of rain in just one hour, a record high.

& # 34; No one knew that between 20:50 and 21:50 last night, the skies would open up and Niagara Falls would spill over the streets of New York, & # 34; — she said.

The mayor of the city, Bill de Blasio, declared a state of emergency, due to the fact that in a short time in New York fell monthly rainfall. According to him, the metropolis is experiencing a & # 34; weather cataclysm of historical proportions & # 34 ;.

A torrent of water poured into a New York subway station Wednesday night as remnants of #HurricaneIda unleashed dangerous flash floods and tornadoes across the Northeast

— CNN (@CNN) September 2, 2021

Speaking Thursday at the White House, US President Joe Biden said Hurricane & # 34; Ida & # 34 ;, wildfires and floods speak of a climate crisis. He pledged to urge Congress to take action, including massive funding for infrastructure and power systems.

& # 34; We need to be better prepared. You need to act, & # 34; — urged Biden.

According to him, investments will make the state more resilient to the threat of floods and other disasters. The President promised to provide emergency assistance to the governors of New York, New Jersey and other states, and also expressed condolences to the families of the victims.

& # 34; This is one of the greatest challenges today. But I'm sure we can handle it, & # 34; — Biden turned to the nation. & # 34; We are together. The country is ready to help! & # 34;

Hurricane Ida hits New York, causing historic flooding

Friday, September 3, the President will visit Louisiana to meet with Governor John White Edwards to discuss hurricane relief. He assured that the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other agencies will work around the clock until the needs of the region are fully met.

Hundreds of flights at John F. Kennedy International Airport, an airport LaGuardia and Newark, located in the neighboring state of New Jersey. The NYPD prohibits drivers from entering the roads, except for those working in emergency services. Firefighters report calls from different neighborhoods in New York City. There is also evidence that hurricane & # 34; Ida & # 34; moves to the north of the US East Coast.

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