At least 44 people have died in and around New York City from torrential rains and historic flooding from Wednesday to Thursday night, according to a new, ever-changing figure Thursday afternoon.
In the U.S. economic and cultural metropolises, police thought at least 13 people had died, including many people who had organized at the foot of buildings in Manhattan, Queens or Brooklyn, and drowned in their foundations, basic homes and sometimes unsanitary conditions.
But the worst-hit state is New Jersey, a state facing New York, where “at least 23 people have lost their lives,” Governor Bill Murphy said. Most of the victims were taken away in surprise and may have been trapped in their cars, the official said.
Many videos of flooded streets
It rained in the economic and cultural capital of the United States, where the NWS (National Weather Service) tweeted several videos of flooded streets in the metropolitan areas of Brooklyn and Queens, making traffic impossible. Many roads have been cut, NYC reported.
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“Take refuge now. Flying debris is dangerous for the homeless,” NYC tweeted New York City Emergency Communications Project Notify.
New York State Governor Kathy Hochul declared a state of emergency from Wednesday to Thursday, with dramatic flooding caused by the passing of the remnants of Hurricane Ida. “I declare a state of emergency tonight to help the people of New York affected by the storm,” Ms Hochul tweeted.
Hurricane Ida, which was downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone, brought with it a series of heavy rains that caused extensive flooding along the east coast of the United States.