New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio declared a state of emergency on Wednesday night due to what he called a “historic weather event” with record-breaking rain across the city leading to flooding and dangerous conditions on the roads.
New Yorkers were inundated by flash flooding and heavy rains on Thursday as Storm Ida wrought further havoc on the northeast United States, forcing airport closures.
Record-breaking rain across the New York led to flooding. (AFP photo)
New Jersey governor Phil Murphy declared a state of emergency in his state in response to Ida.
At least five flash-flood emergencies were issued on Wednesday evening by the National Weather Service, stretching from just west of Philadelphia through northern New Jersey.
Nearly all New York City subway lines were suspended late on Wednesday as the remnants of Tropical Storm Ida brought drenching rain and tornadoes to parts of the northern mid-Atlantic.
(With inputs from agencies)