Police went door to door in search of more possible victims and compiled lists of the missing, when the death toll from horrific floods triggered by the remain of Hurricane Ida in the Northeast rose to 49 on 3 September.

Record rainfall turned roads into rivers, halted subway traffic as water poured onto tracks, and drowned almost a dozen people in their basement homes.

The extreme weather, along with poor preparation, brought America’s largest city to its limit.

“People think it’s beautiful out, which it is, that this thing’s behind us and we can go back to business as usual, and we’re not there yet,”Phil Murphy

‘People think it’s beautiful out, which it is, that this thing’s behind us and we can go back to business as usual, and we’re not there yet,’ cautioned New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy.

Richie Leonardis, a 60-year-old who had one leg amputated and is in a wheelchair, said the siren blew out at about 4am on Thursday.

“was not built for seven inches of rainfall in a few hours.”Nicole Gelinas

Nicole Gelinas, an expert in town economics at the Manhattan Institute, another think-tank, said that the infrastructure of New York “was not built for seven inches of rainfall in a few hours.” Mr. Gelinas said that the city’s sewers clog up, and that “was not built for seven inches of rainfall in a few hours.” he said, to collect some of the water before it enters the sewage system.

President Joe Biden, who has made threats related to climate change a priority, flew to Louisiana, where over 800.000 people remained without power after Ida got battered offshore as a Category 4 storm.

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In some states, leaders promised to look into whether something could be done to prevent a repetition of this kind of disaster.

Metro-North Railroad

Map of the entire Metro-North Railroad system. This schematic is not to scale. The Metro-North Commuter Railroad, trading as MTA Metro-North Railroad or simply Metro-North (wikipedia)

Hurricane Ida

Hurricane Ida is a weakening tropical depression that became the second most intense hurricane to strike the U.S. state of Louisiana on record, only behind Hurricane Katrina, (wikipedia)


Bill de Blasio

Bill de Blasio is an American politician serving as the 109th mayor of New York City since 2014. A member of the Democratic Party, (wikipedia)


Phil Murphy

Philip Dunton Murphy is an American financier, diplomat and politician who has served as the 56th governor of New Jersey since January 2018. (wikipedia)


Mayor of New York City

The mayor of New York City, officially Mayor of the City of New York, is head of the executive branch of the Government of New York City. The mayor’s office administers all city services, (wikipedia)