Many parts of New York City are flooded, and the subway is scheduled to close by Thursday night. Only emergency services were allowed to roam the streets in the afternoon according to local time.
On Wednesday night, it rained 8cm in an hour in Central Park, a new record with a clear edge.
Two states, New York and New Jersey, have declared a state of emergency. It also features Mayor Bill de Blasio in New York City. TV Channels NBC A total of six people were reported dead.
Dam near break point
Near the town of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, the water level of a dam was so high that thousands of people had to flee, with nearly 13 centimeters of rain falling in some areas.
In 1889, the city was hit by a major flood that caused a dam to burst. At that time, 2,200 people died when large bodies of water flooded into the dense population.
Closed roads and houses without electricity
Elsewhere in Pennsylvania, Ida has been forced to close a large number of schools and businesses. About 150 roads have been closed, and many are now impassable.
About 18,000 customers are without electricity, 12,000 of whom are in central Pennsylvania.
As the storm continued eastward Wednesday night, the weather service NWS confirmed at least one hurricane had occurred. Many photos and videos of the houses destroyed by the wind have been posted on social media, as well as the loose roofs of buildings in southern New Jersey near the Pennsylvania border.
Emergency in New Jersey
In Virginia, nearly 20 homes were pushed through the fountain flood wall, and several caravans were taken by water west of the state.
It is posted in the New York metropolis of the Bronx Video Many cars that are completely or partially under water. Hurricane warnings have been issued here and in many parts of the region.
Newark Airport was also badly affected. A report said there was “severe flooding” at the airport, and a video was posted on social media saying there was too much water inside the airport. All flights have been suspended.
Also in northern Massachusetts, Boston and large parts of the state have been warned of spring flooding. Boston Herald.
The next tropical storm truck is already heading towards the Atlantic Ocean. It is predicted to be a major tropical cyclone on Saturdays.