Death toll from Cyclone Ida on the east coast of the United States rises to 48.

September 5, 2021 by archyde

Death toll from Cyclone Ida on the east coast of the United States rises to 48.

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President Biden visited Louisiana and prevailed over the ravages of Hurricane Ida. Photo: Reuters

At least 48 people have died so far from the ravages of cyclone ‘Ida’, now downgraded to a tropical storm, along the east coast of the United States, where some 4.5 million people remain under flood warning due to the historic rains in New Jersey.

The governor of New Jersey, Phil Murphy, confirmed this Friday that they are already 25 victims who have been identified as deceased for the remnants of Ida, CNN reports, while six other people remain missing.

Meanwhile, some 4.5 million people remain under a flood warning, especially in northeastern New Jersey where rivers are at their capacity limits – in fact, some of the floods are expected to Northeast state rivers remain above flood level during the weekend.

In New York State, 17 other people have lost their lives, of which 13 have done so in New York City, and in Pennsylvania, five victims have been reported so far. Maryland and Connecticut have each recorded one death.

US President Joe Biden approved the declaration of a state of emergency in New York and New Jersey, and has ordered that local officials receive federal aid.

Biden, who traveled to Louisiana on Friday, where the then Hurricane Ida made landfall in the United States for the first time, has promised that his government it will not leave behind “any community” affected by the disaster.

“I think what we are seeing (…) is that there is nothing political in this. It’s simply about saving lives and getting this back on track. “, assured the president during a meeting with local authorities.

Biden has also stated that environmental aspects will be taken into account when rebuilding the many infrastructure damaged by the passage of the hurricane.

“We cannot rebuild roads, highways, bridges, nothing like it was before. We have to rebuild as it is now, “said the president, who has assured that the energy companies” understand it. “

The unprecedented rainfall caused by Ida, which entered the United States last week through Louisiana, has left severe flooding on the east coast of the country. The devastating aftermath has prompted New York City to launch a program to deal with rain and extreme weather, after Mayor Bill De Blasio explained that on Wednesday he registered “The record (of rainfall) in a single hour in history.”

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