Storm Ida: Flooding in New York and New Jersey killed six people

At least six people were killed by flooding and tornadoes that hit the northeastern United States, local media reported.

Some people were trapped in flooded basements of their homes, and one body was recovered from a car that was swept away.

The governors of New York and New Jersey declared a state of emergency, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called it a “historic weather event.”

At least 8 cm of rain fell in just one hour in New York City’s Central Park.

The U.S. National Weather Service declared a state of emergency for flooding in New York, Brooklyn and Queens, and issued a tornado warning for parts of Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

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