The passage of hurricane Ida through New York and New Jersey caused the death of at least nine people and flooding of streets and subways on Wednesday night, 1.
Among the victims are a two-year-old child and his parents, who were unable to leave their apartment in the basement of a building in the Queens neighborhood.
New York State Governor Kathy Hochul and the city’s mayor, Blasio’s Bill, declared a state of emergency. It is estimated that rains and floods have affected nearly 20 million people.
Streets became impassable in the neighborhoods of Manhattan, Bronx and Queens.
Hurricane Ida also caused hundreds of flights to be canceled at New York’s three main airports – Newark, LaGuardia and JFK.
New York Subway flooded
The images of some flooded New York subway stations are frightening. The most impressive are from the station between 28th and 7th Avenues. Watch below:
— Maps DK NY (@maps_dk) September 2, 2021
Many passengers had to be rescued from inside the trains, which were also flooded.
The commuter train network was also affected. Metro-North Railroad has completely suspended all rail service on all lines for safety reasons and the Long Island Rail Road service has been discontinued.
New York dawned with virtually every subway line paralyzed.
Hurricane Ida has already caused a trail of destruction in the southern United States, particularly the states of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. At least six people died and many lost their homes.
Nearly 1.2 million homes are still without electricity in six states this Thursday, 2, according to the website PowerOutage.us, which compiles the power outages in the US.
With 230 km/h winds, the Ida was the 5th strongest hurricane in history to hit the continent, according to the Associated Press news agency.
Watch more videos of the chaos in New York after Hurricane Ida:
Flash floods hit New York City as the remnants of Hurricane Ida battered the region with rain and subway stations were flooded. pic.twitter.com/lOnXGtsVJ1
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) September 2, 2021
In New York City, the flash flood emergency was
Declared for the First Time Subway Stations Were Turned into Waterfalls and Midtown Streets Became Rivers pic.twitter.com/9Lr3P0HZlh
— The New Indian Express (@NewIndianXpress) September 2, 2021
FLOODING EMERGENCY: Water was seen spewing out of a sewer in Yonkers on Wednesday night as Ida’s remnants passed through the Northeast. The severe flooding prompted the National Weather Service to declare New York City’s first-ever flash flood emergency. https://t.co/tW91ELddhx pic.twitter.com/tQr5tvzja0
— CBS News (@CBSNews) September 2, 2021
Some of my flooding videos I captured last night around New York City. Sadly the death toll is up to 7 in just NYC alone. A very devastating storm. pic.twitter.com/PmIXvH7UoW
— Nicholas Isabella (@NycStormChaser) September 2, 2021
Thread from across New York City and New Jersey of when Ida brought a record-breaking rainfall and historic flooding to the region Wednesday night September 1, 2021 👇🏽#NYC #MTA #bus pic.twitter.com/JrmrF87idd
— Aroma (@Hell_Era_2021) September 2, 2021
A New York City subway flooded during last night’s storm. pic.twitter.com/ucYlDY6w7V
— Gershon Rabinowitz (@GershOnline) September 2, 2021
ALERT 🚨 Vehicles literally floating in flood water in Queens, New York City pic.twitter.com/MA5ar9kRRD
— 𝓗𝓾𝓷𝓽𝓮𝓻 🇺🇲🇸🇦 (@eusticehunter) September 2, 2021
many in #New York there’s what they call “basement house” or “basement house”
These are the ones that are suffering the most from the historic floods pic.twitter.com/5UkPoAbua7
— News and Wars (@NoticiaeGuerra) September 2, 2021