Hurricane Ida Death Toll Rises to 49
Hurricane Ida continues tearing through several American states and causing havoc among them, including New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland, causing the death toll to rise to 49.
The death toll of Hurricane Ida, which affected the Northeast United States, rose to over 49.
The waterfloods caused by the hurricane submerged cars and the subway in New York City, leading to their closure. Non-emergency vehicles were forbidden from being on the road.
Emergency responders conducted rescue operations, pulling hundreds of people out of apartment buildings and cars amid fears of a death toll increase.
Many homes were affected by the waterfloods as they swept through Pennsylvania, causing massive damages.
New York Mayor, Bill de Blasio, had announced a state of emergency two days ago after heavy rainfall flooded the city.
CNN reported that the New York Police Department announced the death of seven people, including a two-year-old, declaring the reason as heavy floods in the city. The floods also killed one person in Passaic City, New Jersey, according to the city's mayor.
The National Weather Service issued at least 5 flash flood warnings for the region spanning from Philadelphia to northern New Jersey.
Record hurricanes were recorded in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland, killing a 19-year-old and resulting in another going missing after a building was flooded.
Newark International Airport in New Jersey flooded during severe rainfall from Ida once a powerful hurricane near category 5 pic.twitter.com/2AhXMAebgL— News That Matter (@jay1stnewyorker) September 4, 2021
Last Wednesday, the National Weather Service warned of the situation's gravity, calling on residents to seek shelter if they were in a hurricane danger zone.
Westchester County, north of New York, also experienced heavy rainfall, and many basements were flooded within minutes.
CAUGHT ON CAMERA: A family in New Jersey escapes after floodwaters from Ida come crashing through the wall of their basement pic.twitter.com/d1HJxbwVAW— ABC World News Now (@abcWNN) September 3, 2021