Torrential rains and historic flooding in and around New York City have killed at least 44 people from Wednesday to Thursday, according to a new, ever-changing toll Thursday afternoon.
In the American economic and cultural megalopolis, police counted at least 13 dead, with many possibly trapped and drowned in their basements, primary housing, and sometimes unsanitary, buildings in Manhattan, Queens or Brooklyn. arranged on the bottom.
But the worst toll is for New Jersey, the state facing New York, with “at least 23 people who have lost their lives,” Governor Phil Murphy said. Most of the victims were shocked and got trapped in their cars and possibly drowned, the official said.
Many videos of roads being flooded
Torrential rains lashed the economic and cultural capital of the United States, where the NWS (National Weather Service) tweeted several videos of flooded streets in the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens, making traffic impossible. Several roads have been cut, NYC announced.
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“Take shelter now. Flying debris will be dangerous to people who don’t take shelter,” inform Tweet NYC, a New York City emergency communications program.
New York State Governor Cathy Hochul declared a state of emergency overnight Wednesday through Thursday due to dramatic flooding caused by the passage of the remnants of Hurricane Ida. Ms Hochul tweeted: “I am declaring a state of emergency to help New Yorkers affected by tonight’s hurricane.”
Hurricane Ida, later downgraded to a tropical cyclone, brought heavy rains in its wake, causing widespread flooding along the east coast of the United States.
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