- The death toll from the flooding caused by Storm Ida in the northeastern US rose to 58.
- Most of the dead in New York were in apartments located in basements.
- Likewise, they report that Hurricane Larry continues to strengthen and is expected to become a major hurricane on Friday.
Shocked East Coast residents faced a rising death toll, overflowing rivers, tornado damage and continued calls for help on Thursday after the remnants of Hurricane Ida hit the region with historic rainfall that left at least 46 victims who died in their homes and vehicles.
In a region that had received warnings about the possibility of flash flooding but had not prepared for such a strong impact, the storm killed at least 58 people from Maryland to Connecticut between Wednesday night and Thursday morning, The Sun reported.
Ascent dead by storm Ida
At least 23 people have died in New Jersey, Gov. Phil Murphy reported. At least 13 victims lost their lives in New York City, police said, one of them inside a vehicle and 11 in flooded basement apartments, which are often relatively affordable homes in one of the most expensive cities in the country. . Three more deaths were reported in Westchester County, in the suburbs of New York City.
Five other people died in Pennsylvania, including one who fell on top of a tree and one who fell He drowned inside his vehicle after helping his wife escape, according to authorities.
At least 58 dead
Also, two deaths have been reported in Mississippi, Alabama. A Connecticut State Police sergeant was killed after his patrol car was swept away. Another death was also reported in Maryland.
In New York City, Sophy Liu pulled her son from her bed and fitted him with a life jacket and swimming float as her first-floor apartment in the borough of Queens was flooding, The Associated Press reported.