New York City is in peril as historic flooding claims at least eight lives in the northeast. Hurricane Ida stalls over the northeast United States, creating a flash flood emergency. The first flash flood emergency in New York history.
Waters flood the Subway system, and residents can’t get to their homes. The flooding has hindered the city. The storm has impacted more than New York, as New Jersey suffers a paralyzing impact.
The storm has slammed New Jersey as well. People are missing or dead throughout the region. Authorities urge citizens to stay in their homes where possible. Many describe the scenes in both areas as apocalyptic.
As the waters recede, many cars and personal property where emerged under several feet of water. Several residents report this as the first time something like this has happened.
Some people were idle on the subway near Times Square in the early morning after traveling from Queens’s US Open tennis tournament. Waterfalls flowed off the train car roof and onto people trying to exit as well as a drink kiosk being tossed around by the wind.