Hurricane Ida has brought on a record-breaking amount of rain and flooding to New York and Philadelphia states. Among many people in flooded homes, power outages and submerged subways, many casualties have already occurred.
Overnight, Hurricane Ida created over 8 feet of water in many places throughout New York state, causing the governors to call for a state of emergency. It has been reported that 12 New York residents have been found dead and four of them resided in Queens borough.
On Wednesday night as the rain started to pour, roadways became river like and in New Jersey, 4 motorists were killed. Ida has become the most powerful hurricane in history as it hit the Gulf Coast on Sunday in Louisiana.
Hurricane Ida brought 6 to 8 inches of rain to the Northeast side of Philadelphia and each hour projected about 4 inches in Manhattan. With increase rates like this after having a heatwave of summer, the only thing to blame here is climate change.
The governor of New York stated, “Because of climate change, unfortunately, this is something we’re going to have to deal with great regularity,” Instead of making a plan of action to help reduce the effects that the city and its citizens have on climate change, she has just accepted it.
Right now throughout the US, about 43 deaths have occurred because of hurricane Ida, flights have been grounded, homes have been lost, and the US government is “assisting as needed.”
Article published by HOLR Magazine