According to local media, the north-eastern people of United states have died as a result of flash flooding and tornadoes in the north-eastern United States.
Some residents were stranded in their homes’ flooded basements, and one body was discovered in a swept-away vehicle.
New York and New Jersey governors announced states of emergency, while New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio dubbed it a “historic meteorological event.”
In just one hour, it rained about 3inches (8cm) in New York’s Central Park.
Almost all subway lines in New York City have been shut down, and non-emergency cars have been banned from the streets. Many flights and trains departing from New York and New Jersey have been cancelled.
Hector Lora, the mayor of Passaic, New Jersey told CNN that the body of a man in his 70s had been retrieved from a vehicle that had been swept away by the floods.
According to NBC New York, at least one more person died in New Jersey. According to NBC and AFP, seven individuals died in New York City, some of them were trapped in their basements.
In New York City, a two-year-old kid was among the victims.
Social media footage showed water flooding into subway stations and people’s houses, as well as flooded roadways.
“Right in the middle of supper, I hear gurgling, and the water’s shooting up out of the shower drain in our bathroom,” New York homeowner George Bailey told the News. When I went to inspect the main water line in the utility room, there was nearly a foot of water by the time I walked backroom to the living room. Everything was remarkable how quickly it arrived.”
In New York City, Brooklyn, Queens, and sections of Long Island, the National Weather Service declared a flood emergency, and tornado warnings were issued in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
According to the NWS, a flood emergency is announced instead of a warning in “extremely rare circumstances where a substantial threat to human life and catastrophic damage from a flash flood is occurring or will occur soon.”
The remnants of Tropical Storm Ida, which caused severe devastation in southern Louisiana earlier this week, are to blame for the catastrophic weather.
Flooding is caused by a variety of variables, but a warming environment induced by climate change increases the likelihood of heavy rainfall.
The world has already warmed by around 1.2 degrees Celsius since the beginning of the industrial age, and temperatures will continue to rise unless governments around the world drastically reduce emissions.
Hurricane Ida’s leftovers have been moving north across the east of the country after making landfall in Louisiana as a Category 4 hurricane on Sunday.
Hundreds of thousands of Louisiana houses are still without electricity, and New Orleans has a night-time curfew.
Two people died when a highway in Mississippi collapsed, and two more died in Louisiana, one from flash flooding and the other after being hit by a falling tree. Two electrical workers in Alabama were killed while fixing hurricane-damaged power lines.
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Some tiny communities in Louisiana were almost destroyed. Tim Kerner, mayor of Jean Lafitte, roughly 20 miles (32 kilometres) south of New Orleans, described the flooding as “catastrophic.” According to one estimate, 90 per cent of dwellings had experienced significant damage.
According to the local police chief, more than 400 people elected to stay in town ahead of the storm, and scores needed to be rescued from attics and rooftops.
Galliano, on the Gulf Coast, was also severely damaged, with the top of the Lady of the Sea Hospital being torn off by the high winds.