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More than 45 dead after Ida's remnants blindside Northeast

 

September 3, 2021

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A man uses garbage bags to keep his pants and feet dry as he crosses a flooded Lester Street on September 2, 2021 in Passaic City.

NEW YORK - A stunned U.S. East Coast faced a rising death toll, surging rivers and tornado damage Thursday after the remnants of Hurricane Ida walloped the region with record-breaking rain, drowning more than 40 people in their homes and cars.

In a region that had been warned about potentially deadly flash flooding but hadn't braced for such a blow from the no-longer-hurricane, the storm killed at least 46 people from Maryland to Connecticut on Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

At least 23 people died in New Jersey, Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy said. At least 13 people were killed in New York City, police said, 11 of them in flooded basement apartments, which often serve as relatively affordable homes in one of the nation's most expensive housing markets. Suburban Westchester County reported three deaths.

https://www.startribune.com/more-than-45-dead-after-idas-remnants-blindside-northeast/600093143/

 

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