In accordance with the President’s declaration of a state of emergency, it gives the affected countries the opportunity to obtain the assistance of the federal authorities Statements from the White House.
Hurricane Ida swept across the southern coast and Louisiana over the weekend, wreaking havoc. On Wednesday, rain began to fall on the eastern parts of the country and major floods affected, among other things, New York City of eight million.
According to the NWS 80 mm of rain fell in Central Park in one hour, much more than the 50 mm that fell during Tropical Storm Henry on August 22, which was then the park’s record.
At least 23 people have died in New Jersey and another 16 in New York, according to authorities. Many of them died when they were locked in flooded basements. In Passaic City, New Jersey, a man in his 70s died when his car was washed away by water. It is reported that a two-year-old boy also died BBC.
New Jersey Newark Airport Liberty was forced to suspend large portions of traffic after “severe flooding”.
There have also been major disruptions with departures being canceled in train traffic in the affected areas at the same time that many New York subway lines have been grounded. Pictures on social media showed how water penetrated the platforms and tracks.
Biden will travel to Louisiana on Wednesday to inspect the aftermath of the hurricane that killed at least nine people, caused massive flooding and cut off power to a million people in the state. Ida is the fifth most powerful hurricane to hit the United States, according to Reuters.
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