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First flash flood emergency in New York City

Twitter (National Weather Service in New York) 

September 2, 2021: A flash flood emergency has been issued for New York City for the first time in its history.

The National Weather Service in New York has advised people to move immediately to higher ground, and avoid walking or driving through flood waters.

Central Park has received 3.15 inches of rain in just one hour, making it wettest hour in New York City.

Apart from this, Hurricane Ida have unleashed flash flooding, tornado watches and warnings between Philadelphia and the Tri-State area.

Hurricane Ida was the second most intense hurricane to strike the U.S. state of Louisiana on record. The storm has caused at least $15 billion in insured losses in Louisiana.

The New York City Subway has been shut down due to the massive flooding.

Fourteen people have been killed till date with seven in New York, three in Louisiana, two in Mississippi, one in Maryland, and one in New Jersey.


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