At least 22 people were killed in the US states of New York and New Jersey because of the powerful Hurricane Ida. In both states, the governors declared the state of emergency due to continuous heavy rains and flooding, reports NBC.
Thus, according to the local authorities, eight people became victims of the elements in the state of New York, and 14 people in New Jersey. Among the fatalities in New York are a two-year-old child and three women.
New York Governor Kathy Hochul reported that officials are still assessing the damage.
According to NBC News meteorologist Bill Carins, Central Park and Newark, New Jersey, received record rainfall of about eight centimeters in one hour.
According to the National Weather Service, the amount of precipitation in Central Park broke a 94-year-old record. And Newark broke a record of 62 years ago.
The weather in New York is now clear and sunny as of this morning.
Category 4 Hurricane Ida struck the state of Louisiana back on August 29. At least six people were killed in the region. More than a million customers were left without power.