Hurricane Ida has devastated 6 states in the US north-east. The flash-flooding and tornadoes have killed dozens of people and the final death toll isn’t clear yet. The BBC reports at least 45 people dead, CNN reports at least 46, while The New York Times places the toll at 43. The NYT states that many of those who lost their lives were killed in basement apartments in a storm that was caused by the remnants of a hurricane that struck New Orleans earlier.

To understand just how serious the situation is, the National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Emergency for NYC. For the very first time in history. It’s yet another piece of proof that climate change is very real and that its effects are horrendous. US President Joe Biden said that “historic investment” is needed to deal with the current climate crisis, which is “a matter of life and death.”

Photos from NYC show the apocalyptic flooding that the city’s inhabitants are having to deal with. And it is as terrifying as it is heartbreaking.

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Dan Buczynski
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2 months ago

You're a massive asshole if you call for delivery during something like that. Eat the ramen you have in the back of your cabinet.

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"Get a basement apartment in New York they said. It'll be fun they said"

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hyperunknown
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2 months ago

If this was a book cover, it would be a best cellar.. Or maybe not.

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Night Owl
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2 months ago

There's a first time for everything, I guess

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New York City and New Jersey saw unprecedented levels of rainfall and caused residents to become trapped in flooded basements and cars. The BBC reports that 23 people died in New Jersey, 14 in New York, 5 in Pennsylvania, 1 each in Connecticut, Maryland, and Virginia.

Thousands of people were left without power. However, transit in NYC is slowly returning to normal after the flooding on Friday.

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"Flooding wasn’t the only problem last night as fires broke out on the track and people had to walk through tunnels while abandoning subway cars"

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Vicky Z
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2 months ago

That's horrifying!!

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Lainie
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2 months ago

And electronic devices, and electricity in general?

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"Current flooding situation in NYC. NYC recording their highest level of rainfall since 1800"

Rohan Isloved Report

Sian Edwards
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2 months ago

Every rat in New York: "head for the idiot on the inflatable"!

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Bill de Blasio, New York City’s mayor, said that the devastation was “the biggest wake-up call we could possibly get,” referring to climate change.

"We are in a new world now, let's be blunt," de Blasio said. He added that the US will have to do a lot of things “differently” and “quickly,” as the frequency and intensity of storms rise in the country.

According to CNN, over 20 million people remain under flood warnings. Some rivers in the US north-east are likely to remain flooded into Friday and even the weekend.

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Night Owl
Community Member
2 months ago

A waterwall!

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achilles get down from there
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2 months ago (edited)

I hope there’s another EXIT somewhere…

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Dan Buczynski
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2 months ago

Because handling a pandemic isn't enough

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Storm Ida made landfall on Sunday, August 29, as a Category 4 hurricane. Though it reduced in intensity as it approached the north-east of the country, it nonetheless wreaked havoc.

“I want to know who knew what when and what could have been done differently—because New Yorkers deserve to know what we're doing to learn from this event and make sure that it doesn't happen again,” New York Governor Kathy Hochul told CNN, advocating for moving toward carbon-neutral energy.

“We have no choice, my friends, the future we spoke about in dire terms, that future is now. It's happening, we're losing lives we're losing property and we cannot continue on this path,” Hochul said.

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Monty Is Fiennes
Community Member
2 months ago

Just heartbreaking...

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Natalie
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2 months ago

Joseph Georgiadis - I don't think you appreciate just how dangerous floodwaters can be. The driver could have just abandoned those passengers on the wrong side of the flooding but he did his best to get them to their homes etc. It's not huge heroism but what else do you call putting yourself at risk for the benefit of strangers?

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Id row
Community Member
2 months ago

Like Newark airport isn't enough of a nightmare without all that.

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"Lefrak buildings in Queens NY flooded from the storm.
We had to take a dog and a cat out the apartment but they are safe."

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Truth Monster
Community Member
2 months ago

The wet floor sign....is needed, I guess? lol

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BensMom
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2 months ago

The Schulkill River overflowed its banks and created massive flooding of Philadelphia.

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Night Owl
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

And because of the water pressure you can't open those glass doors yet either even if they're unlocked

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Vicky Z
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2 months ago

In these cases renting doesn't seem so bad

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Vero
Community Member
2 months ago

Im not from USA so I ask: you never have tornados in that part of the country or its rare?

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"I am still in disbelief!!!! I am totally exhausted with this clean up!"

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Libstak
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2 months ago

That mop ... not gonna help buddy

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Vicky Z
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh my God!! That's so scary

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Riley Quinn
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2 months ago

These floods are going to have long-term health & safety impacts.

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"NYC September 2nd 2021"

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kjorn
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2 months ago

Septembre is never good for new-york

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Vicky Z
Community Member
2 months ago

Who the hell is ordering food with this weather? F**k people are so selfish

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Daniel Marsh
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2 months ago

For some reason, I read this as "Cats are floating..." until I saw a lack of cats.

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Steve Fischer
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2 months ago

Are the landlords charging extra for new water features?

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Mark Melton
Community Member
2 months ago

Almost all of Manhattan's electric main is underground, in tunnels. Water plus electricity makes pretty sparks!

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BaconBenchPress616
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2 months ago

You can see the bottom of the door just gives away and all that water comes flooding in.

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Tee Witt
Community Member
2 months ago

Swimming cars, so sad.

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Daniel Marsh
Community Member
2 months ago

It actually LOOKS like a Delta now...

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Tee Witt
Community Member
2 months ago

So dam sad, for the people and the poor stray animals, I will be praying for you all.

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Night Owl
Community Member
2 months ago

Including you

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