As the devastating aftermath of the remnants of Hurricane Ida struck the Northeast, policymakers and city leaders warned that the climate crisis is about to bring more such incidents.

The storm, which including tornadoes, was called an ‘historic weather event’ by New York mayor Bill de Blasio.

The National Meteorological Service said: “Move to higher ground now. This is an extremely dangerous and life-threatening situation.

People stuck in basements died as authorities in New Jersey located the body of a man in his 70s in a car that had been washed away by the floods.

The New York office of the National Weather Service said it was the first time a flood warning has been issued for the town.

Hurricane Ida

Hurricane Ida was the strongest landfalling tropical cyclone during the 2009 Atlantic hurricane season, crossing the coastline of Nicaragua with winds of 80 mph . (wikipedia)


Hurricane Laura

Hurricane Laura was a deadly and destructive Category 4 hurricane that is tied with the 1856 Last Island hurricane and Hurricane Ida as the strongest hurricane on record to make landfall in the U.S. (wikipedia)

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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)


Weather

Weather is the state of the atmosphere, describing for example the degree to which it is hot or cold, wet or dry, calm or stormy, clear or cloudy. On Earth, (wikipedia)


National Weather Service bulletin for Hurricane Katrina

The National Weather Service bulletin for the New Orleans region of 10:11 a.m., August 28, 2005, was a particularly dire warning issued by the local Weather Forecast Office in Slidell, Louisiana, (wikipedia)


National Flood Insurance Program

The National Flood Insurance Program is a program created by the Congress of the United States in 1968 through the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 . U.S. (wikipedia)


Ida (film)

Ida is a 2013 drama film directed by Paweł Pawlikowski and written by Pawlikowski and Rebecca Lenkiewicz. Set in Poland in 1962, (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)


Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy was the deadliest, the most destructive, and the strongest hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season. (wikipedia)