At least 9 killed as Tropical Storm Ida ravages New York and New Jersey

At least nine people have been killed, according to local media, in flash floods followed by heavy rain and storms off the northeast coast of the US.

US: At least nine people have been killed, according to local media, in flash floods followed by heavy rain and storms off the northeast coast of the US.

State of emergency has been declared in New York and New Jersey. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called it a “historic weather event”.

New York’s famous Central Park received three inches or 8 centimeters of rain within just one hour.

The city’s underground train service has been suspended and normal vehicles plying on the roads have been banned.

Many planes and trains from New York and New Jersey have been postponed.

The reason for this sudden change of weather in America is being told by the tropical storm Ida, the remaining part of which is showing this effect.

TS Ida hit the southern US state of Louisiana last week, where it caused massive destruction.

Several videos have been posted on social media showing how water is entering people’s homes.

George Bailey, a resident of New York, told the media, “I was having dinner when I heard the sound of water gurgling; this water was coming from the bathroom drainage.

I went to the other room to check the main water line and by the time I returned, the drawing-room was filled with about 1 feet of water. Can’t believe how fast the water came.”

The US National Weather Service has declared a flooding emergency in parts of New York City, Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island.

The organization said that an emergency is different from a warning and it is issued only when there is a danger of death due to sudden floods.

A sea storm warning has been issued for parts of Massachusetts and Rhode Island.