Sunday, November 28

Storm Ida: New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania in a state of emergency due to “brutal floods” that have left at least 14 dead


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Rain in New York

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The US National Weather Service claimed it recorded 3.15 inches (8 cm) of rain in New York’s Central Park in just one hour.

The blows of Tropical Storm Ida have hit New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania hard, with heavy rains and flash floods that have killed at least 14 people.

Given this, the governors of these northwestern states of the United States declared a state of emergency on Wednesday, and the mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, said that the city is facing “a historic meteorological event” with “brutal floods” and “dangerous conditions” on the roads.

The National Weather Service of the United States affirmed that 3.15 inches (8 cm) of rain in Central Park in just one hour, which is a historical record.

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Passaic City, New Jersey Mayor Hector Lora told CNN that the body of a man in his 70s was recovered from a vehicle that had been washed away.


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