Flooding from Ida Kills dozens of people in four states


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In the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, over three dozen people across four northern states were killed. New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut are just a few, although many others felt Ida’s effects as well. 

Hurricane Ida killed at least 43 people in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. It  left over 150,000 homes without power. States of emergency stayed in effect during the day, officials sought to get a handle of the damage.

President Biden said the damage indicated that “extreme storms and climate crisis [were] here” and constituted the dilemma as “one of the great challenges of our time”.

The deluge of rain started on that Wednesday as more than half a foot fell in just a few hours.  The wrath  of hurricane Ida took to subway stations, roads, and homes while disrupting transit all across New York.  

Ida’s raging hit on New York and the Northeast pushed the storm’s overall economic damages into the $50 billion to $60 billion range. All of this caused doubt and wonder across the states wondering what’s to come next.