New York City has been hit the hardest in the latest hurricane, that was declared as the worse in the country’s history. Many New Yorkers woke up to no power and severe flooding. The storm that hit New Jersey at 80 mph yesterday evening, reportedley took the lives of at least 17 people in 7 states–with 5 in the City of New York.
According to the dailymail, among the dead in New York were two children killed instantly by a falling tree in Westchester County, a woman electrocuted to death by falling wires in Manhattan and a 29-year-old man killed in a car crash in Queens. A 30-year-old man was also killed when a tree fell on his house in Flushing, Queens.
The storm caused the worst damage in the 108-year history of New York’s extensive subway system, according to Joseph Lhota, the chairman of the MTA.
‘This will be one for the record books,’ said John Miksad, senior vice president for electric operations at Con Edison, which had more than 670,000 customers without power in and around New York City
Firefighters told WABC-TV that the water was chest high on the street, and they had to use a boat to make rescues.
They said in one apartment home, about 25 people were trapped in an upstairs unit, and the two-story home next door was ablaze and setting fire to the apartment’s roof.
Firefighters climbed an awning to get to the trapped people and took them downstairs to a boat in the street.
Smdh…this is crazy!! My heart and prayers go out to all those that have been effected. #Godspeed in their time of need..