Hurricane Ida: 14 dead, state of emergency declared in New Jersey. All you need to know
- Apartments were suddenly filled with water and rivers and creeks saw water level rise to record levels. Even roadways were also inundated due to heavy rain.
At least 14 people died due to flooding in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania as remnants of Hurricane Ida flooded large parts of northeastern US, news agency Associated Press reported.
Apartments were suddenly filled with water and rivers and creeks saw water level rise to record levels. Even roadways were also inundated due to heavy rain. Subway tunnels in New York city were also flooded due to the downpour. Train services in the subway were cancelled throughout the night and early morning.
Here is what we know so far:
- 14 people died due to flooding in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania
- New York City police told news agency AP that 8 people died when they were trapped in flooded basements
- Five people were found dead in New Jersey’s Elizabeth
- Police officers outside Philadelphia reported ‘multiple fatalities’
- New York City officials banned all travel barring those for emergency purposes
- Tornadoes destroyed homes in New Jersey, Philadelphia
- At least 17 trains were trapped due to heavy rains in New York City subway
- The US’ National Weather Service said it recorded 89.1 mm rainfall over New York City’s Central Park over a period of one hour on Wednesday night. It broke the previous record of 49.1mm rainfall recorded during the tropical storm Henri earlier this year
- The Newark International Airport as water was seen rushing through terminals in the airport. 370 flights have been cancelled so far
- Governor of New Jersey Phil Murphy declared a state of emergency in all 21 counties of the state.
(with inputs from AP)
Author Salman Rushdie will likely lose an eye and suffered severed nerves in an arm and damage to his liver after he was stabbed on Friday, his agent said, adding that Rushdie was on a ventilator. "The news is not good. Salman will likely lose one eye; the nerves in his arm were severed; and his liver was stabbed and damaged," Andrew Wylie said in a written statement.
British author Salman Rushdie, whose writings have made him the target of Iranian death threats, remained in emergency surgery Friday after being repeatedly stabbed at a literary event in New York state. Rushdie was air-lifted to the hospital following the attack that occurred just before 11:00 am local time, Major Eugene Staniszewski of the New York state police told journalists. Police said Rushdie was stabbed in the neck as well as the abdomen.
FBI agents recovered records marked "top secret" during their search of former president Donald Trump's Florida estate, according to documents made public Friday in a probe that includes possible violations of the US Espionage Act. The warrant and related materials, unsealed by a Florida judge, showed agents took away with them a significant amount of classified files after the raid, which ignited a political firestorm in an already bitterly divided country.
Salman Rushdie suffered multiple stab wounds, including one to the right side of his neck, and was lying in a pool of blood under his body after he was attacked at an event here on Friday, according to a doctor who helped the Mumbai-born controversial author following the brutal assault. Rushdie was attacked and stabbed in the neck on Friday while onstage in Chautauqua in Western New York, New York Police said.
Twelve people including a gunman were killed in a mass shooting in Montenegro on Friday, according to local media reports, while another six were injured. Police at the scene in the western Montenegrin city of Cetinje declined to comment on the incident. The media reports said a man from Cetinje had opened fire at random in his neighbourhood after a family dispute, killing 11 people and injuring six others.