In pictures: Chaos after New York and New Jersey battered by remnants of Hurricane Ida

Massive rainfall leaves more than a dozen people dead and transport paralysed in America’s biggest city

Thursday 02 September 2021 16:32
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<p>Pedestrians take cover near Columbus Circle in New York Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021, as the remnants of Hurricane Ida remained powerful while moving along the Eastern seaboard</p>

Pedestrians take cover near Columbus Circle in New York Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021, as the remnants of Hurricane Ida remained powerful while moving along the Eastern seaboard

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At least 14 people have died after the remnants of Hurricane Ida saw a month’s worth of rain dumped on New York and New Jersey in one night.

The storm has caused travel chaos, with hundreds of flights cancelled and public transport paralysed.

The new governor of New York, Kathy Hochul, has blamed the climate crisis and warned that “unfortunately this is something we’re going to have to deal with with great regularity”.

First responders pull local residents in a boat as they perform rescues of people trapped by floodwaters after the remnants of Tropical Storm Ida brought drenching rain, flash floods and tornadoes to parts of the northeast in Mamaroneck, New York

A motorist drives a car through a flooded expressway in Brooklyn, New York early on September 2, 2021

A stranded car in flood water is seen on Lester Street on September 02, 2021 in Passaic City

Commuters walk into a flooded 3rd Avenue / 149th street subway station and disrupted service due to extremely heavy rainfall from the remnants of Hurricane Ida on 2 September

A worker unblocks drains on a street affected by floodwater in Brooklyn, New York early on September 2, 2021, as flash flooding and record-breaking rainfall brought by the remnants of Storm Ida swept through the area

Drivers exit the F.D.R. Drive on 125th st as the thoroughfare was closed down to 59th street after extremely heavy rainfall from the remnants of Hurricane Ida on September 2, 2021

More than a dozen people have reportedly been killed after Storm Ida dumped a month’s worth of rain on parts of the US

Commuters deal with delays caused by heavy rainfall and flooding in the New York City subway during the morning rush after the remnants of Tropical Storm Ida brought drenching rain and the threat of flash floods to parts of the northern mid-Atlantic, in New York City

Locals pull a disabled vehicle from floodwaters after the remnants of Tropical Storm Ida brought drenching rain, flash floods and tornadoes to parts of the northeast in Mamaroneck, New York

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