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.”
I’m declaring a state of emergency in New York City tonight.
We’re enduring an historic weather event tonight with record breaking rain across the city, brutal flooding and dangerous conditions on our roads.
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) September 2, 2021
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:
If they want to keep New Yorkers safe, maybe they should let go some of those abusive cops and use that money to fix up the subway system.
This is insane. pic.twitter.com/DsijcYcO0D
— Gritty is the Way (@Gritty20202) September 2, 2021
“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.
— Unequal Scenes (@UnequalScenes) September 2, 2021
You could say what you want about New Yorkers, but we sure know how to make the best of situations.
— MISSHATTAN ✨ (@Misshattan) September 2, 2021
New Yorkers and anyone who is out east and affected by Ida be safe!! pic.twitter.com/fddcUOeu4h
— Cristina (@CristyDiamondK) September 2, 2021
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.
With treacherous flooding taking place across the city, all New Yorkers should avoid unnecessary travel tonight and stay safe.
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— Office of the Public Advocate Jumaane D. Williams (@nycpa) September 2, 2021