NEW YORK, September 2 (AP) The effects of Hurricane Ida brought heavy rains to New York City and at least nine people died in flooding in the area. Also, vehicles were submerged in flood waters and houses were flooded. A state of emergency was declared in New York City and the rest of the province late Wednesday. At least nine people have died in New York City and New Jersey. A New York City police spokesman said a total of eight people died after being trapped in a basement amid flooding.
At least nine people have died in New York City and New Jersey. A New York City police spokeswoman said a total of eight people died after being trapped in a basement amid floods.
New York’s FDR Drive and the Bronx River Parkway were submerged as of late Wednesday. Subway stations and tracks were flooded so much that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority suspended all services. In a video posted online, Metro riders are seen standing on seats in a coach filled with water.
Other videos showed vehicles submerged to their windows on major roads in and around the city and garbage swamped on the roads.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio declared a state of emergency in New York City late Wednesday, saying, “We are facing a historic weather event with record-breaking rain, severe flooding and dangerous road conditions in the city tonight.” are.
Governor Kathy Hochul also declared a state of emergency for the province of New York.
AP Amit Pawanesh