NYC floods live: Nine deaths reported as Hurricane Ida triggers state of emergency in New York

NYC floods stay: 9 deaths reported as Hurricane Ida triggers state of emergency in New York

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No less than 9 persons are feared lifeless after Storm Ida dumped report ranges of rain in elements of New York and New Jersey, inflicting widespread flooding.

The governors of each states declared a state of emergency final night time because the deluge overwhelmed streets and subway stations.

Practically all New York Metropolis subway strains have been suspended late and all non-emergency autos have been banned from New York Metropolis’s streets till Thursday because of the climate, metropolis authorities mentioned on Twitter.

“I’m declaring a state of emergency to assist New Yorkers affected by tonight’s storm,” New York governor Kathy Hochul mentioned on Twitter.

New York Metropolis mayor Invoice de Blasio described the flooding and climate on Wednesday night time as a “historic climate occasion”.

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New Yorker: ‘It was unimaginable how briskly [the water] got here by’

George Bailey, a New York resident, informed the BBC that he was “proper in the course of dinner” when he heard “gurgling”.

“The water’s developing out of the bathe drain in our lavatory,” he mentioned. “I went to examine the principle water line within the utility room, and by the point I walked again into the lounge, there was practically a foot of water. It was unimaginable how briskly it got here by.”

Gustaf Kilander2 September 2021 13:50

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New York transportation system shuts down amid Ida flooding

Nearly all of New York Metropolis’s subway strains have closed down as a consequence of flooding because the remnants of Storm Ida wreak havoc throughout the northeast.

Inside the span of 1 hour a minimum of 3in (8cm) of rain fell in Central Park.

Non-emergency autos have been banned from the roads throughout what New York Metropolis Mayor Invoice De Blasio known as a “historic climate occasion”. Many flights and trains from New York and New Jersey have been suspended amid the chaos.

9 folks have been reported lifeless thus far.

Gustaf Kilander2 September 2021 13:35

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Two-year-old boy amongst 9 flood victims

A two-year-old boy has been confirmed to be among the many 9 flood victims in New York and New Jersey.

The mayor of Passaic, New Jersey, Hector Lora, informed CNN that the physique of a person had been recovered after his automobile had been taken by the floods. He was in his 70s.

No less than yet one more particular person has died in New Jersey, based on NBC New York.

NBC and AFP reported that a number of the seven folks confirmed to have died in New York turned trapped of their flooding basements.

Gustaf Kilander2 September 2021 13:19

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Floodwater surrounds a automobile on an expressway in Brooklyn, New York early on 2 September.

(AFP through Getty Photographs)

Liam James2 September 2021 13:15

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Eight confirmed lifeless in New York – Storm Ida

Storm Ida has killed eight folks in New York Metropolis, the NYPD has confirmed.

One dying has been reported in New Jersey.

Liam James2 September 2021 12:56

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A employee unblocks drains on a road affected by floodwater in Brooklyn, New York early on 2 September.

(AFP through Getty Photographs)

Matt Mathers2 September 2021 12:40

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Individuals navigate the heavy rain close to Billie Jean King Nationwide Tennis Middle because the remnants of Hurricane Ida hit the world in Flushing Meadows, New York

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Matt Mathers2 September 2021 12:20

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Storm Ida’s heavy rain causes chaos at US Open match in New York

Storm Ida’s heavy rain causes chaos at US Open match in New York

Matt Mathers2 September 2021 11:58

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What emergency?

What do you have to do throughout a flooding disaster?

Some would possibly make a splash for greater floor or try to stem the movement of water gushing into their properties.

However one man seems to have accepted the inevitable and brought all of it in his stride:

Matt Mathers2 September 2021 11:44

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Properties destroyed in floods

A whole bunch, if not hundreds of New Yorkers will get up to sheer devastation this morning following the floods.

The video beneath, reportedly from Borough Park, Brooklyn, reveals the size of destruction confronted by some.

The rain additionally disrupted flights at LaGuardia and JFK airports in New York and Jersey’s Newark airport, in addition to bus and subway companies.

Matt Mathers2 September 2021 11:34

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