At least 25 people were killed across New York and New Jersey — including a 2-year-old boy and his parents who drowned in a basement apartment in Queens — as the tail-end of Hurricane Ida ravaged the northeast.
The storm knocked out power and flooded streets, homes and subways — prompting the first-ever flash flood warning for the Big Apple and leaving a trail of devastation across the northeast.
Eleven people died in the city after becoming trapped in flooded basement apartments and one person was found dead in the back of their car on the Grand Central Parkway in Queens.
One person was killed after getting caught in flash floods in Westchester and 12 people died in the Garden State, including four found in the same apartment complex.
The rising death toll came as a state of emergency was in effect Thursday after the historic downpour knocked out power and flooded streets, homes and subways — prompting the first-ever flash flood warning for the Big Apple.
The National Weather Service had also issued a tornado warning for parts of the Bronx late Wednesday.
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Source: NY Post