Queens Building Swamped Amid New York Flooding Emergency

A flash flood emergency warning was issued in New York City for the first time in history as the remnants of Hurricane Ida brought extreme weather conditions on September 1.

This footage, taken by Jesus Amaya, shows a flooded hallway in a Queens apartment block.

At least 13 people died in New York City during the flooding, and at least four more in the state. The severe weather also battered other northeast states, with a total of at least 49 deaths reported across New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. Credit: Jesus Amaya via Storyful

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