New York flooding: eight dead in ‘historic weather event’ caused by remnants of Hurricane Ida

New York flooding: eight dead in ‘historic weather event’ caused by remnants of Hurricane Ida

Extreme weather prompts first ever flash flood emergency warning for New York City from National Weather Service

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued its first ever flash flood emergency warning for New York City, as the remnants of Hurricane Ida brought heavy rain that flooded subway lines and streets in Manhattan, Brooklyn and New Jersey.

Police in New York City reported seven deaths, including a 50-year-old man, a 48-year-old woman and a two-year-old boy who were found unconscious and unresponsive late Wednesday inside a home. They were pronounced dead at the scene, police said. One death was confirmed in New Jersey.

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