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State of Emergency Declared in New York Due To ‘Historic’ Flooding Caused By Hurricane Ida

State of Emergency Declared in New York Due To ‘Historic’ Flooding Caused By Hurricane Ida

State of Emergency Declared in New York Due To 'Historic' Flooding Caused By Hurricane Ida

New York Governor, Kathy Hochul, declared her first state of emergency after Hurricane Ida caused flooding in the East Coast region.

This call came about an hour after Mayor Bill de Blasio declared a state of emergency due to “[a] historic weather event … with record-breaking rain across the city, brutal flooding and dangerous conditions on our roads.”

The severe weather also caused the FAA to issue a “ground stop” at all three New York City-area airports.

Forecasters say the emergency for New York City, Brooklyn and Queens remains in effect until 3 a.m. ET.

Residents in New York have documented the wrath of Hurricane Ida and it’s looking like a scene straight out of the titanic:

“So many New Yorkers live in basements – often because it’s the only semi-affordable housing. Please open your home if you live in a dwelling that has basement residents who are flooding,” Linda Sarsour noted on Twitter.

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Ida made landfall in Louisiana on Sunday as a monster Category 4 hurricane. It traveled to the Northeast region and restricted travel across Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.

Public advocate, Jumanee Williams, took to social media to offer relief to New Yorkers. “With treacherous flooding taking place across the city, all New Yorkers should avoid unnecessary travel tonight and stay safe,” he wrote along with a video.

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