Death toll tops 25 after Ida remnants slam stunned Northeast
NEW YORK (AP) — A stunned U.S. East Coast is facing a rising death toll, surging rivers, tornado damage and continuing calls for rescue after the remnants of Hurricane Ida walloped the region with record-breaking rain.
At least 26 deaths have been linked to flooding from Maryland to New York from the storm’s strike Wednesday night and Thursday morning.
Police in New York City reported nine deaths, as basement apartments suddenly filled with water and roads turned into rivers.
Local media reported at least eight deaths in New Jersey and three were reported in a county outside Philadelphia.