Fri. May 20th, 2022

A powerful storm kills dozens in northeastern U.S.

The remnants of Hurricane Ida killed at least 43 people in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut and left more than 150,000 homes without power. States of emergency were still in effect as of midday yesterday, as officials sought to get a handle on the damage. Here are the latest updates and photos from the storm.

At least 11 people were found dead in basement apartments in New York City. These residences are often illegal and lack basic safety features, like more than one way to get out — but for many immigrants, they are a vital source of shelter.

Speaking from the White House, President Biden said the damage showed that “extreme storms and the climate crisis are here,” constituting what he called “one of the great challenges of our time.” Overlapping disasters in the U.S. have laid bare a stark truth: The country is not ready for the extreme weather brought by climate change.

Details: Central Park recorded more than three inches, or about eight centimeters, of rain in a single hour on Wednesday night, smashing previous records. The downpour paralyzed the city, with cascades of water pouring into subway stations and shutting down much of the system for hours.

New York Times

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By Chala Dandessa

Name: Chala Dandessa. I was born in West Shewa Zone, Chobi District of Oromia Region, Ethiopia in 1989. Founder of Ethiopians Today Website Currently I am Lecturer at Jimma Teachers College. Peace and Unity for our country! https://ethiopianstoday.com

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