Death Toll In New York Storm Rises To At Least 13: Officials

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A man walks through a flooded Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx as dozens of cars and trucks sit abandoned following as night of heavy wind and rain from the remnants of Hurricane Ida on September 02, 2021 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

 

The death toll in the New York region from flash flooding caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida rose to at least 13 on Thursday, officials said.

Police said nine people had died in New York City, while four lost their lives in Elizabeth, New Jersey, a mayoral spokesperson told AFP.

Local media reported that at least 22 had died in the New York area.

AFP

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