Ida Remnants Bring Death, Destruction to Northeast
The fatalities and damage occurred three days after Ida blasted into the Gulf Coast region Sunday as a hurricane with winds of more than 170 miles per hour.
Those killed by floodwaters in New York City included a 2-year-old boy, a 48-year-old woman and a 50-year-old man, all found inside a home in the Jamaica neighborhood of Queens. Two other victims also died in Queens, The New York Times reported.
The governors of both New York and New Jersey declared states of emergency as they grappled with heavy rains, high winds and flooding.
In New York City, Wednesday's storm nearly shut down the subway system, prompting Mayor Bill de Blasio to declare a state of emergency through the night.
"We’re enduring an historic weather event tonight with record-breaking rain across the city, brutal flooding and dangerous conditions on our roads," de Blasio wrote in a statement posted to Twitter late Wednesday.