State emergency declared in NYC flooding. The flash flood emergency that covers much of northern New Jersey and southern New York has been extended until 3 a.m. Eastern Time. Widespread flash flooding is occurring, water rescues are taking place, and rain continues to fall and horrifying images of dead bodies floating in the water have surfaced online.
Insane flooding in NYC right now pic.twitter.com/BiNlsn5FrT
— Libs of Tik Tok (@libsoftiktok) September 2, 2021
State of emergency issued in New York City
States of emergency have been declared in New York City, New York state and New Jersey due to the storms. New York Gov. Kathy Hochul declared a state of emergency due to the storm current lashing the state.
I am declaring a state of emergency to help New Yorkers affected by tonight's storm.
Please stay off the roads and avoid all unnecessary travel.
— Kathy Hochul (@GovKathyHochul) September 2, 2021
Followed by New York Mayor Bill de Blasio who declared a state of emergency in NYC flooding Wednesday night as rain from the remnants of Ida pounds the city.
In a series of tweets, de Blasio asks residents to stay off city streets and says an estimated 5,300 customers have lost power.
🚨#BREAKING Shocking video shows flood waters ripping through apartments in New York City
Reports of catastrophic flash flooding happening across in New Jersey and New York City as millions of people brace for this devastating floods pic.twitter.com/0Y2170sgKo
— R A W S A L E R T S (@rawsalerts) September 2, 2021
The City of Trenton, New Jersey, has advised residents in the Island neighbourhood to evacuate by 8 a.m. ET due to rising floodwaters.
New Jersey, says authorities are retrieving bodies in a flash flood emergency
Mayor of Passaic New Jersey, Mayor Hector Lora declared a state of emergency due to the massive, deadly flooding in his city.
“We have too many places where the flooding has gotten so bad that cars are stuck and we have bodies underwater, we are now retrieving bodies,” he said in a video posted to Facebook. “All restaurants, all businesses need to shut down, there should be nobody going out to go to restaurants or businesses or trying to travel in this weather, it is extremely dangerous right now. We are doing retrieval of bodies because of the storm.”
NYC flooding and Hurricane Ida destruction
More than 985,000 homes and businesses in Louisiana and more than 30,000 in Mississippi were without power Wednesday, according to PowerOutage.US.
Some parishes have warned residents that the power outages could last at least a month as the state recovers from now-Post-Tropical Cyclone Ida, which made landfall Sunday in Louisiana as a Category 4 hurricane and contributed to at least five confirmed deaths — three in Louisiana and two in Mississippi.
President Biden is expected to deliver remarks today on the administration’s response to the destruction caused by Hurricane Ida.
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