A state of emergency has been declared across New York City after remnants of Hurricane Ida bring record rainfall to the US Northeast
At least eight people have died after record-breaking rains pummelled New York City and New Jersey September 2, 2021, according to several media reports. The rains have been blamed on the remnants of Hurricane Ida that struck the United States Gulf of Mexico Coast August 29.
At least eight people died after the remnants of Ida battered the Northeast. A first-ever flash flood emergency was issued in New York City. https://t.co/LJCZaoJzVf— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) September 2, 2021
Seven of the eight deaths were reported in New York City while one death was reported from the city of Passaic in the state of New Jersey.
BREAKING: Several deaths reported in New York City area and New Jersey as Hurricane Ida's remnants batter Northeast. https://t.co/pkP3vZkC71— The Associated Press (@AP) September 2, 2021
The deaths happened after the mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio declared an emergency.
I’m declaring a state of emergency in New York City tonight.— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) September 2, 2021
We’re enduring an historic weather event tonight with record breaking rain across the city, brutal flooding and dangerous conditions on our roads.
Later, Kathy Hochul, the governor of New York state as well as Phil Murphy, the governor of New Jersey, also declared a state of emergency.
For the first time, a flash-flood emergency was issued for New York:
I’ve never seen one of these in NYC before. https://t.co/c0xcKnrxEH— Tim (@timinbklyn) September 2, 2021
The iconic Central Park green space in the city, broke a record as far as rainfall was concerned:
Correction: Central Park, NY has just observed 3.15 inches of rain in one hour, from 8:51 pm to 9:51 pm.— NWS New York NY (@NWSNewYorkNY) September 2, 2021
Hurricane Ida was one of the most powerful storms to hit the United States, with wind speeds of 150 miles per hour. It made landfall near Port Fourchon, Louisiana. The hurricane left a trail of destruction in its wake across the states of Louisiana and Mississippi. It then took a northeasterly route and is supposed to have brought the record rains across the US northeast.
Post-Tropical Cyclone #Ida Advisory 29: Post-Tropical Cyclone Ida Near Eastern Long Island Now Accelerating Northeastward Toward Cape Cod. Widespread Heavy Rainfall Will Continue to Wind Down From West to East Today Across Eastern New England. https://t.co/VqHn0uj6EM— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) September 2, 2021
Ida intensified rapidly as a hurricane, reflecting the impact of climate change on weather systems.
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