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At Least 14 Dead (Including Toddler) in Aftermath of Hurricane Ida Drenching in NY, Northeast | VIDEO
Flash flooding killed at least 45 people in the Northeast, including 23 in New Jersey alone and 12 in New York City as cleanup is underway from the 'historic' weather event that officials blamed on climate change.
The destructive flooding was felt in New Jersey, where satellite images showed a baseball stadium that is home to the New York Yankees minor league affiliate submerged in water.
Maxar Technologies on Thursday also released images showing the town of Manville, New Jersey both before and after torrential downpours left it completely flooded.
At least 23 people died in New Jersey, Governor Phil Murphy told reporters.
The image above shows an aerial view of flooded streets in the Town of Bound Brook in New Jersey on Thursday
'The majority of these deaths were individuals who got caught in their vehicles,' he said.
Murphy on Thursday requested that President Joe Biden issue a major disaster declaration due to the impact from the remnants of Ida. Biden accepted the governor's request.
The New York Police Department said that out of 12 people who died in the city, one of them perished in a car and 11 in flooded basement apartments that often serve as relatively affordable homes in one of the nation´s most expensive housing markets. The victims ranged from the ages of 2 to 86.
Five people died in Pennsylvania; one in Maryland; and one in Connecticut.
'Among the people MOST at risk during flash floods here are those living in off-the-books basement dwellings that don't meet the safety codes necessary to save lives,' lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.
Rainfall from the remnants of Hurricane Ida submerge Barnes Field in Bristol, Connecticut on Thursday
Cars are left stranded in flood water under a bridge on Thursday after the remnants of Hurricane Ida produced heavy rain and caused widespread flooding in New York City
Members of the Lodi, New Jersey Fire Department perform water rescues of trapped residents following torrential rains from the remnants of Hurricane Ida on Thursday
In the wake of Ida, the Schuylkill River crested above its banks, flooding the Philadelphia neighborhood of Manayunk on Thursday
The image above from Thursday shows the view of a car damaged by a downed tree after the remnants of Hurricane Ida produced heavy rain and caused widespread flooding in New York
According to NBC News, at least 14 people were killed Wednesday night as remnants of Hurricane Ida hit New York and New Jersey with tornadoes, record rain, and extreme flooding.
Videos online showed the results of the storm ripping through different parts of the East Coast. Sadly, four women, three men, and a 2-year-old boy died in five separate flooding incidents in the city, police said. Over in Passaic, New Jersey, firefighters recovered a body from a vehicle that went underwater when it was caught in floodwaters near the Passaic River, the town’s mayor said.
A spokesperson for Mayor Christian Bollwage also confirmed to NBC News Thursday that in Elizabeth, New Jersey, five residents at the Oakwood Plaza Apartments complex died.
In related news, rescuers were seen in a video plucking people off a roof in a town just north of Philadelphia on Thursday after the Schuylkill River flooded, as the remnants of Hurricane Ida left a trail of damage across the Northeast.
A rescue boat arrived at a house surrounded by feet of murky water and saved two people from off the roof, footage from NBC10 Philadelphia showed.
Flooding levels for the Schuylkill River broke records, according to the National Weather Service, with water reaching a height of 26.85 feet at its peak.</p