The remnants of Hurricane Ida cut a path of destruction through New York and New Jersey Wednesday night, leaving flooded streets impassable, knocking out subway service, canceling hundreds of flights — and spawning tornados that flattened homes.
Ida pummeled the tri-state area with furious downpours and Mayor de Blasio declared a state of emergency in the Big Apple as epic flooding drenched the five boroughs and a tornado watch was slapped on most of the region.
Mayor Bill de Blasio declared a state of emergency in the Big Apple as epic flooding drenched the five boroughs and a tornado watch remained in effect for most of the region.
“We’re enduring an historic weather event tonight with record breaking rain across the city, brutal flooding and dangerous conditions on our roads,” de Blasio said.
“Please stay off the streets tonight and let our first responders and emergency services get their work done.”
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Source: NY Post1