/ 03 September 2021

Ida’s destruction continues…

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At least 14 people have reportedly died from flooding across New York City, Pennsylvania and New Jersey as remnants of Hurricane Ida brought torrential rains to the region. Ida made landfall in Louisiana on Monday morning our time, killing 6 people and leaving millions without electricity and running water. Overnight it brought 152 to 203mm of rain to a swath of the Northeast from Philadelphia to Connecticut, flooding apartments and subway platforms. New York’s Central Park was drenched with a record 80mm of rain in an hour. A state of emergency was declared in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, and play on the outside courts at the US open was also suspended. US President Joe Biden is heading to Louisiana today, and overnight he said he believes the hurricane, mass floods and raging wildfires are evidence of a “climate crisis”. “We need to be better prepared. We need to act.”

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