Written by Amani Nilar
03 Sep, 2021 | 10:05 am
COLOMBO (News 1st): 43 persons were left dead as Hurricane Ida stormed through New York and New Jersey, which managed to scatter cars, shut down the New York subway system, down tress and flooded basements and submerged some dense city neighborhoods in chest-high water.
The storm dumped a record 3.15 inches of rain in just one hour in Central Park, topping the previous high of 1.94 inches in an hour set just 11 days earlier during Hurricane Henri.
Officials stated that the hurricane managed to dump one month’s worth of rain within one day.
Travelers were stuck at airports, where more than 500 flights were canceled and some were stranded overnight; they were stranded on highways that suddenly became rivers; thousands were marooned at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, site of the United States Open, where rain gushed through the domed roof of one stadium, suspending play.
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