At least nine people have died in New York City and New Jersey as remnants of Hurricane Ida dumped heavy amounts of rain on the nation’s largest city.
“We’re enduring an historic weather event tonight with record breaking rain across the city, brutal flooding and dangerous conditions on our roads,” New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said while declaring a state of emergency in New York City late Wednesday.
Gov. Kathy Hochul also declared a state of emergency for New York state.
On Wednesday evening, the National Weather Service issued “its first-ever set of flash flood emergencies in the region.”
Storms totals so far include:
7.19 inches in Central Park
6.15 inches in White Plains
2.63 inches in Islip
5.69 inches in Cranbury, New Jersey