Storm Ida: Flash flooding in New York and New Jersey kills over 10

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More than 10 people have died after flash flooding and tornadoes hit the north-east US.

In his address, President Joe Biden said that “for now, 11 people in New York and New Jersey died because of the storm”.

He also spoke of six more deaths of Americans “down south” because of Hurricane Ida.

However, local media reports that the US have been struggling with the figures, coming up with deaths that have generally exceeded the president’s number, at least for New York and New Jersey.

Some people were trapped in flooded basements of their homes, while one body was found in a vehicle that was swept away.

The governors of New York and New Jersey declared a state of emergency, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called it a “historic weather event”.

President Joe Biden has warned of a “climate crisis” and says the US “must be better prepared” in the future.

 




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