Strom Ida: 8 dead as New York City declares state of emergency

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Image: CNN
Image: CNN

New Delhi : At least eight people have died in New York after the city was inundated by flash flooding, police said Thursday.

Earlier New York Mayor Bill de Blasio declared a state of emergency on Wednesday night due to what he called a historic weather event with record-breaking rain across the city leading to flooding and dangerous conditions on the roads.

All New York City subway lines were suspended late on Wednesday as the remnants of Tropical Storm Ida brought drenching rain and the threat of flash floods and tornadoes to parts of the northern mid-Atlantic, CNN reported earlier.

At least five flash-flood emergencies were issued Wednesday evening by the National Weather Service, stretching from just west of Philadelphia through northern New Jersey.

Many people also took to social media to share photos and videos of the rainwater gushing over inside subway platforms and flooded streets.