New York City Governor Kathy Hochul; has issued a city-wide emergency following Hurricane Ida floods. The whole city has almost drowned in water. Moreover, some people have also died during floods and storms. Early Wednesday morning, the weather department of NYC had called for a state of emergency in the state. Hours later, the governor finally executed the flash flood emergency in New York City.
The Governor Issues State of Emergency in New York City
Kathy Hochul, New York City governor; has issued a state-wide emergency after the remnants of Hurricane Ida. The city is flooded with water; flash floods have swamped the city roads, and several people have lost their lives as well. The category 4 hurricane had severely impacted the Southern United States. However, the impact was seen in various parts of the country. The New York City weather department had earlier asked the government; to implement an emergency as soon as possible. But Hochul did not declare anything until Wednesday.
Hurricane Ida Brought Severe Damage to NYC and Other Regions of the United States
This is the very first that New York City is witnessing such a state of emergency. However, Hurricane Ida brought damage like no other storm yet in the state. All the subway lines were suspended as most of the tunnels were drowning in water. Besides that, Central Park witnessed more than 3 inches of rain in just an hour. Moreover, the authorities also canceled several flights in the city. At least 5 flash flood emergencies were stretched through Philadelphia and New Jersey. Several people also shared photos and videos of the flood; on various social media platforms. Meanwhile, some users also compared the situation to a 2004 movie, The Day After Tomorrow.
What did the Governor Say?
Kathy Hochul declared a state of emergency on Wednesday; asking people to stay at home. According to reports, 14 people from New York City, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania; have lost their lives in the floods.
Moreover, Hochul has asked people not to step out on the streets and let the first responders do their jobs. The first responders are rescuing people in boats; from all regions that were affected due to Hurricane Ida.