Hurricane Ida death toll rises to 50

Amman Today

publish date 2021-09-06 08:41:29

The death toll from Hurricane Ida in the northeastern United States has risen to at least 50, while the search for the missing is underway.

Hurricane Ida had previously hit the Gulf coast hard, and according to the latest statistics, entire places were destroyed, and the value of the damage was estimated in billions.

Ida brings back memories of Hurricane Katrina, which devastated New Orleans 16 years ago, killing about 1,800 people at that time.

A spokesperson for New York Governor Kathy Hauckol said; The state saw 17 deaths, four in Westchester County and the rest in New York City, as nearly all of the victims were trapped in illegal basement housing units that became the only affordable alternative to the area’s low-income residents.

In New Jersey, 27 people were killed and four are still missing, according to a spokesman for Governor Phil Murphy.

Other northeastern states with reported tornado deaths include Connecticut, with at least one dead, Pennsylvania, with at least four deaths, and Maryland, with at least one dead.


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