On Saturday President Joe Biden announced his plans to travel to Manville, New Jersey, and Queens, New York, on Tuesday to get a first-hand review of damage caused by Hurricane Ida. A state of national shock has surfaced following viral footage of extreme flooding, Citizens trapped in their cars and being swept away by the water.
A police officer was seen hoisting an elderly driver from his car after it was stalled in floodwaters caused by Hurricane Ida.
Witnesses say the driver was afraid he was going to have a heart attack after being stranded. pic.twitter.com/QRj1Mlbq0T
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) September 4, 2021
Brian Mohl, Connecticut State Police Sargent tragically lost his life due to flooding caused by Hurricane Ida. A 31-year-old New Jersey resident who was swept into a 36-inch storm sewer and A family of three trapped inside of their flooded Elizabeth, New Jersey, apartment shared the same fate.
New Jersey, which now holds the highest death toll of any state has reported 25 deaths. 11 death have been reported In New York City, 14 deaths have been reported in Alabama, and at least 50 deaths In the Northeast from Virginia to Connecticut and Louisiana, Mississippi.