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.
Just spoke with @POTUS. I thanked him for his Administration's incredible support during this storm and I informed him that I will request an expedited Major Disaster Declaration today. We'll continue to work with our federal partners to meet the needs of our people & businesses.
— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) September 2, 2021
— Don Salmon (@dijoni) September 2, 2021