The storm, which struck the northeastern United States, has killed at least 44 people.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, which caused landslides in the southern state of Louisiana earlier this week, exceptionally high rainfall, hurricanes and heavy flooding and landslides occurred in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.
Gov. Bill Murphy said on Twitter that 23 people have been killed in New Jersey. This is mainly about those who have drowned in their vehicles due to the floods. We mourn with the bereaved. ‘
In New York City, 12 people have died as a result of a tropical storm, and three more have died in nearby Westchester, according to police. According to the NBC news channel, 11 people in New York died after being trapped in the basement of their home.
Three people died on the outskirts of Philadelphia. It is not clear where the three victims fell.
A state of emergency has been declared in New York and New Jersey. Record rainfall was measured in the center of New York City. Mayor Bill de Blasio called the storm and many of the floods in the city “historic.” Metro connections have also been submerged and trains and flights have been canceled due to the floods.
New York State Governor Kathy Hochul has called for infrastructure improvements in which she has already invested. He called for insurance to be taken quickly.
President Joe Biden has promised to support. He praised New York’s “heroic” firefighters who rescued people from submerged subway stations.
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