Flood Waters Inundate New York Roads as Storm Ida Prompts State of Emergency

Remnants of Hurricane Ida brought heavy rain and flooding to New York, prompting the city’s mayor to declare a state of emergency.

This footage, uploaded by Twitter user @BushwickLife, shows debris floating down an inundated street, with several cars trapped in the floodwaters.

Mayor Bill de Blasio issued a state of emergency for New York City, adding that at least 5,300 customers were left without power.

The National Weather Service issued the flash flood emergency late on Wednesday night, describing the flooding as “life-threatening” and urging locals to avoid travel where possible. Credit: @BushwickLife via Storyful

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