Photos Show Hurricane Ida’s Destructive Path Throughout The Northeast

By Sebastian Murdock and Damon Dahlen | Huffpost |

At least 14 deaths were reported across the Northeast after dangerous flash floods swept across the area.

The Northeast took a surprise shellacking on Wednesday as flash flooding from the remnants of Hurricane Ida hit several major cities and led to deaths across the area.

At least 14 deaths were reported in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania following the severe floods. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio declared a state of emergency for the city, and Gov. Kathy Hochul for the state. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy declared a state of emergency in all 21 counties. At least eight of the deaths in New York City were of people who got trapped in flooded basements.

Several parts of the tri-state area saw up to 8 inches of rain in just 48 hours, leading the National Weather Service to issue a flash flood emergency for New York City for the first time ever.

“This particular warning for NYC is the second time we’ve ever issued a Flash Flood Emergency (It’s the first one for NYC),” the New York office for the weather service tweeted Wednesday night. “The first time we’ve issued a Flash Flood Emergency was for Northeast New Jersey … an hour ago.”

Tornadoes were also reported in parts of New Jersey and Maryland.

Below, see photos of the devastation and extreme flooding across the Northeast.

Above: Highway 440 is seen flooded in Jersey City, New Jersey, on Thursday, with hundreds of cars stuck in the water after Hurricane Ida left behind flash floods on the east coast.

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