Gov. Bill Murphy said on Twitter that 23 people have been killed in New Jersey. “It’s mainly about those who drowned in their vehicles. We mourn with relatives.”
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. A state of emergency has been declared in New York and New Jersey. Three people died on the outskirts of Philadelphia.
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 the “heroic” New York Fire Department for rescuing people from submerged subway stations.
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