New York Storm Pictures: New York City was engulfed in record floods as Hurricane Ida made her way across the region, with photographs and videos documenting the devastation caused by the devastating storm.
Several videos uploaded on social media showed the Brooklyn Queens Expressway impassible, cars trapped in the streets of Elmhurst, Queens, and water rushing into subway stations in New York City. In less than an hour, more than 3 inches of rain fell in Central Park.
A flash flooding emergency was proclaimed by the National Weather Service office in New York on Wednesday night, after flooding in Queens and Brooklyn turned major roadways into rivers and flooded basement and first-floor apartments in the two boroughs.
According to the New York City Police Department, seven people have died as a result of the floods, according to USA TODAY. The governors of New York and New Jersey have declared states of emergency as a result of Tropical Storm Ida’s flooding.
On the little island of Grand Isle, Louisiana, residents are dealing with the consequences of Hurricane Ida.
According to Acting MTA Chairman Janno Lieber, as of Thursday morning, 21 New York City substations were still affected by floods, and no timetable had been set for when they would be restored to service. Three people died in nearby Westchester County, bringing the total number of fatalities in New York City to at least 13. In a tweet, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy stated that at least 23 individuals from his state have been killed as a result of the hurricane.
There were three persons found dead in a basement in the New York City borough of Queens, and four people perished at a public housing complex in Elizabeth, New Jersey, when their building was swamped by eight feet (2.4 meters) of water.
The White House said late Thursday that U.S. President Joe Biden had declared a state of emergency in the states of New Jersey and New York and authorized federal help to support local response efforts as a result of conditions caused by the leftovers of Hurricane Ida.
According to local media, at least nine people have died as a result of flash flooding and tornadoes that rocked the northeastern United States.
Some people were stranded in flooded basements of their homes, and one death was discovered in a vehicle that had been washed away by the floodwaters.
The governors of New York and New Jersey issued a state of emergency, while Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York City referred to the storm as a “historic meteorological event.”
In just one hour, at least 3 inches (8 cm) of rain fell in Central Park in New York City.
Non-emergency cars have been prohibited from driving on the streets of New York City’s subway system, which has been blocked almost entirely. A large number of flights and trains out of New York and New Jersey have been cancelled or delayed.
Hector Lora, the mayor of the New Jersey city of Passaic, confirmed to CNN that the body of a man in his 70s had been recovered from a vehicle that had been swept away by the floodwaters in the city.