10 people, including a two-year-old boy, have been killed as Biblical downpours and tornadoes hit northeastern USA first as the first ever emergency flash flood warning is issued in New York City.
The toddler died after getting trapped in a basement apartment with relatives, a 48-year-old woman and 50-year-old man, in Woodside, Queens.
Powerful remnants of Hurricane Ida saw New York City’s first ever flood emergency declared as motorists were left stranded and people trapped in basements and overwhelmed subways.
A 66-year-old Brooklyn man was discovered dead in the basement of his Cypress Hills apartment last night, while woman in her 40s was also found dead at about 1am in her apartment on Grand Central Parkway.
A 22-year-old man and a 45-year-old woman were both found dead in the basement of their home on 183rd Street near 90th Avenue in Queens.
Mayor Bill De Blasio and Governor Katie Hochul of New York City declared a state of emergency for the metropolitan area as well as New Jersey after flood warnings were put in place for the first time ever.
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