Storm Ida hit the US states of New York and New Jersey on Wednesday, shifting northeast, bringing heavy rain and warnings of flying particles accidents as authorities rushed to shut airports and declare a state of emergency.
Ida slammed into the southern state of Louisiana on Sunday, bringing extreme flooding and tornadoes because it blazed a path of destruction north and east.
New York State Governor Kathy Hochul declared a state of emergency because the remnants of the storm prompted huge flooding in New York Metropolis, the US’s monetary and cultural capital, leaving the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens inundated.
“Take shelter NOW. Flying particles might be harmful to these caught with out shelter. Transfer to a decrease ground and avoid home windows,” tweeted New York Metropolis’s emergency notification physique.
A whole bunch of flights have been cancelled at close by Newark, LaGuardia and JFK airports and flooding has closed main roads throughout boroughs of the metropolis, together with Manhattan, The Bronx and Queens.
Town earlier issued a uncommon flash flood emergency warning, urging residents to maneuver to larger floor.
“Important and life-threatening flash flooding is probably going from the Mid-Atlantic into southern New England,” the Nationwide Climate Service mentioned in a bulletin, including three to eight inches of rain may drench the area via Thursday.
In Annapolis, 50km (30 miles) from the US capital, a twister ripped up timber and toppled electrical energy poles.
Flooding elsewhere in Maryland killed a 19-year-old man and left one other particular person lacking after a constructing was inundated on Wednesday, bringing the demise toll from Ida to seven.