At least 44 dead as flash floods slam New York area

Cars are stranded in flood water under a bridge after the remnants of Hurricane Ida produced heavy rain and caused widespread flooding in New York City, New York, USA, on September 2, 2021. – EPA pic, September 3, 2021.

FLASH flooding caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida killed at least 44 people in the New York area overnight into yesterday, including several who perished in basements during the “historic” weather event officials blamed on climate change.

Record rainfall, which prompted an unprecedented flash flood emergency warning for New York City, turned streets into rivers and shut down subway services as water cascaded down platforms onto tracks.

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