CaribbeanFever / FeverEyes / CaribFever

Caribbean Fever - Your ONLY destination to all things Caribbean and more

Father, 50, and his two-year-old son who drowned trapped in Queens basement apartment along with wife as Ida floodwaters poured in

PICTURED: Father, 50, and his two-year-old son who drowned in NYC flash floods

'The water is coming in right now... The water coming in from the window!' Sherpa purportedly yelled down the phone to Choi Sledge, who lives on the complex's third floor. 
Choi told The New York Times that she urged the family to 'get out' and make their way upstairs. When Choi tried to call back minutes later there was no answer. 
The basement apartment features just one door, and occupants can only leave by climbing an external flight of stairs. 
Deborah Torres, who lives on the first floor of the complex, says she believes the staircase would have been cascading with rushing water, making it impossible for the family to escape.  
'I think the pressure of the water was too strong that they couldn't open the door [to get out and up the stairs] ' Torres told The New York Daily News. 'The [basement] was just like a pool with stairs.' 
The windows of the property are barred, meaning it was also unfeasible to escape through them.  
Lama and Sherpa were both immigrants from Nepal.

Ang Lama, 50, and his two-year-old son (pictured) drowned inside their basement apartment on Wednesday night

Ang Lama, 50, and his two-year-old son (pictured) drowned inside their basement apartment on Wednesday night 

The basement apartment features only one door, which can only be accessed by going down an external flight of stairs (pictured)

The basement apartment features only one door, which can only be accessed by going down an external flight of stairs (pictured) 

The narrow, underground entrance of the basement apartment is pictured on Thursday after the storm

The narrow, underground entrance of the basement apartment is pictured on Thursday after the storm 

The windows of the property are barred, meaning it was also unfeasible to escape through them (pictured)

The windows of the property are barred, meaning it was also unfeasible to escape through them (pictured)

Ang Lama, 50, and Mingma Sherpa, 48, lived with their son in the basement apartment of the three-story apartment complex in Woodside, Queens

Ang Lama, 50, and Mingma Sherpa, 48, lived with their son in the basement apartment of the three-story apartment complex in Woodside, Queens 

The bodies of the three victims were removed from the apartment on Thursday morning

The bodies of the three victims were removed from the apartment on Thursday morning 

The apartment complex is the last building at the bottom of a street that is on a significant downward slope. 

Most of the homes have downward slanting garages, with one neighbor telling DailyMail.com that the area feels like being 'in a valley built between two hills'. 

The flooding was so severe that it also caused damage to the apartment on the first floor, where Torres lives with her daughter. 

'It was so fast. My daughter started to scream... when I came out from my room the water was already on my feet,' Torres told The Daily News. 

'My sofa was floating. This has never happened before.'

Views: 835

Comment

You need to be a member of CaribbeanFever / FeverEyes / CaribFever to add comments!

Join CaribbeanFever / FeverEyes / CaribFever

Comment by Jeffrey L Donovan on September 10, 2021 at 9:17pm

So sad

Comment by vaughn mitchell on September 3, 2021 at 8:11pm
That place is a death trap.
Comment by larry anderson on September 2, 2021 at 10:42pm

BEST SERVICES FOR DRIVERS LICENSE ONLINE
Whether you're a youngster just starting your driving journey and on your path to getting your first vehicle, or you're an older person who never required a driver's license until now, the process is easy and smooth with our driver's license online services.
Before you can get behind the wheel and learn how to drive, you'll need to apply for your provisional driving license online. Are wondering about the significance of a driving license?

buy uk driving licence, online uk driving licence , buy driving licence , driving licence test , fake uk driving licence , buy driving licence , Fake driving license UK online,Novelty UK driving license,How to make fake UK drivers license

https://expressdrivinglicence.com/
https://expressdrivinglicence.com/contact/
https://expressdrivinglicence.com/buy-genuine-drivers-licence-uk/
https://expressdrivinglicence.com/how-much-does-a-drivers-license-c...
https://expressdrivinglicence.com/how-to-get-drivers-licence-in-uk/
https://expressdrivinglicence.com/best-services-for-drivers/
https://expressdrivinglicence.com/renew-drivers-licence-online/BEST SERVICES FOR DRIVERS LICENSE ONLINE
Whether you're a youngster just starting your driving journey and on your path to getting your first vehicle, or you're an older person who never required a driver's license until now, the process is easy and smooth with our driver's license online services.
Before you can get behind the wheel and learn how to drive, you'll need to apply for your provisional driving license online. Are wondering about the significance of a driving license?

buy uk driving licence, online uk driving licence , buy driving licence , driving licence test , fake uk driving licence , buy driving licence , Fake driving license UK online,Novelty UK driving license,How to make fake UK drivers license

https://expressdrivinglicence.com/
https://expressdrivinglicence.com/contact/
https://expressdrivinglicence.com/buy-genuine-drivers-licence-uk/
https://expressdrivinglicence.com/how-much-does-a-drivers-license-c...
https://expressdrivinglicence.com/how-to-get-drivers-licence-in-uk/
https://expressdrivinglicence.com/best-services-for-drivers/
https://expressdrivinglicence.com/renew-drivers-licence-online/

Comment by Nibata on September 2, 2021 at 7:47pm

Celebrate your BIRTHDAY with CaribbeanFever on 107.5 WBLS, NY

||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

FOR ALL YOUR DANCEHALL AND REGGAE NEWS CLICK PIC BELOWreggae dancehall queen 4

}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}

{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{

PUMP IT! or DUMP IT! SAT & SUN NIGHT on Caribbean Fever 107.5 WBLS NY (GET YOUR NEW MUSIC PLAYED) SONG{S} BEING VOTED ON ARE {------ ) and {----- }

|||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

CARIBBEAN NEWS

Caribbean Fever with the best Caribbean News online!

 

SOME TOP BLOGS

Groups

© 2021   Created by Caribbean Fever.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service