Monday, January 17, 2022

At least 23 people died and 200,000 people lost power during the historic flooding in the tri-state area

On Wednesday night, Hurricane Ida ravaged the tri-state area, killing at least 23 people, including a young child from New York City.

Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a press conference: “The record set two weeks ago is now set again.”

“This is the biggest wake-up call we might get,” he said, referring to a historical disaster.

At a press conference, the mayor of the city thanked rescue teams and first responders “hundreds of times” for helping people escape flooded subways and cars that needed to be evacuated.

The mayor added: “We now have a lot of work to do to help New Yorkers recover.”

Eight confirmed deaths occurred in Queens and Brooklyn, including a 2-year-old child, two women in their 40s, and an 86-year-old woman, as well as 22 and 50-year-old men from Queens, and one A 66-year-old man from Brooklyn, According to NBC.

The other 15 deaths occurred in New Jersey, most of which were due to flooding.

More than 200,000 people were out of power in the tri-state area.

Epoch Times Photos New York Governor Casey Hochell (center) and Mayor Bill de Blasio (right) meet at a press conference near the homes where people died when the basement apartment in the Jamaica community in Queens, New York was flooded A press conference was held. . 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

“For the downstate counties affected by the wreck of Ida, New York is still in a state of emergency, and New York State is committed to ensuring that all necessary resources needed to recover from the historical and devastating floods experienced overnight are immediately available to severely affected People,” Governor Casey Hochell said in a statement.

“I have instructed all state agencies involved in emergency response to work with our federal and local partners to take prompt and appropriate action to help these communities recover.”

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Epoch Times Photos On September 2, 2021, after the remaining heavy rain and strong winds from Hurricane Ida hit the area, the Schuylkill River exceeded the bank of the East Falls section of Philadelphia, and the air pump was submerged in the water. (AP Photo/Matt Rock)
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Epoch Times Photos Houses damaged in the wreckage of Hurricane Ida on Josephine Lane in Mount Mulika, New Jersey, September 2, 2021. (Monica Herndon/Philadelphia Inquirer via The Associated Press)

Enrico Trigoso

Enrico Trigoso is a reporter for The Epoch Times, focusing on the New York area.

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This News Originally From – The Epoch Times

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