At least 13 people, including a two-year-old child, they passed away in New York (USA) after the passage of Hurricane Ida, while flash floods collapsed the streets of the city.
Last Wednesday, several tracks and subway stations were filled with water, paralyzing the city. All flood-related deaths in homes are reported to have occurred in basement apartments after people were trapped in their homes.
More footage from #Manhattan#NewYork °Yesterday° ⛑️This was the extreme flash #flooding 🎥 Jenna Metcalf pic.twitter.com/hTYOIJNRwP
— RawNews1st🎥📰 (@Raw_News1st) September 3, 2021
Flash flooding in Great Neck #NewYork. 🌊 @BenRabizadehpic.twitter.com/ADyUWAC7br
— Scott Spencer (@bullriders1) September 3, 2021
The unusual floods also affected several animals. One of the recordings circulating on social media shows a rat swimming in what appears to be a flooded building.
Rat swims in the middle of the New York flood pic.twitter.com/9ETPbWIZi7
– MRT in Spanish (@ActualidadMRT) September 2, 2021
With the floodwaters gradually receding Thursday, authorities began assessing the damage from Hurricane Ida’s rainfall and the death toll is expected to grow as first responders inspect flooded vehicles and basements.
#Flooding killed at least 43+ people in the Northeast as remnants of #Hurricane Ida unleashed torrential rains that swept away cars, submerged #NewYorkCity subway lines & grounded airline flights, officials said#NYCFlooding#NewJersey#flooding#NYC#NewYork#Ida#HurricaneIdapic.twitter.com/B7ti9GVKmV
— Chaudhary Parvez (@ChaudharyParvez) September 3, 2021
.@NYCMayor, @GovKathyHochul, @QnsBPRichards and @RepGregoryMeeks survey storm damage in Queens. pic.twitter.com/CSstllxXAF
— City of New York (@nycgov) September 2, 2021
This morning, we witnessed a rare visualization of “combined sewage overflow” (CSO) pollution, after last night’s destructive storm: Newtown creek disgorging into the East River. Learn more about CSO’s here: https://t.co/5UjAbrYtVepic.twitter.com/TFBJaDCKYs
— Billion Oyster (@BillionOyster) September 2, 2021
At the same time, in the state of New Jersey, confirmed the deaths of 23 people, most of whom were trapped in their vehicles.
Let us pray for our brothers affected in New York and New Jersey by Hurricane Ida 🧎🏻♂️🧎🏻♀️🕊￼ pic.twitter.com/DYW2w4CTiM
— #TanRealComoElAire💖 (@GinaSernaque) September 3, 2021
In total, according to new estimates, at least 46 people lost their lives in the states of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania.
#Stamford#CT#hurricaneIda#flooding this car was completely submerged in the morning.. now water has started receding.#NYCFlooding#NewJersey#flooding#NEW#NYC#NewYorkCity#Ida#HurricaneIda#NJwx#flashflooding#Emergency#tornadowarningspic.twitter.com/DmnNFnmjcH
– 𝐒𝐚𝐧𝐤𝐚𝐫 𝐉𝐞𝐧𝐚 (ban Bhabanisankar02) September 3, 2021