At least 40 dead after Hurricane Ida slams US northeast

September 03, 2021 / 10:36 AM
Toppled utility poles litter a road as crews work to restore power in the wake of Hurricane Ida
Sharjah24 – Reuters: The death toll on the US East Coast from the remnants of Hurricane Ida rose to 40 Thursday after the region was hit by record rains and dangerous floods.
The state of New Jersey reported 23 deaths from the storm, which had been tearing through the country's northeast since late Wednesday.

"The majority of these deaths were individuals who got caught in their vehicles by flooding and were overtaken by the water," New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said at a press conference.

Heavy rain swept away vehicles, flooding submerged subways and flights were grounded, according to multiple reports. New York City’s transit system was affected by flooding Wednesday, causing disruptions. The heavy storm also left more than 150,000 homes without power, according to The New York Times.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Twitter that 13 New Yorkers died from last night’s storm, calling it "a tragic loss for our city."
September 03, 2021 / 10:36 AM

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