Biden declares a state of emergency in New York

Baghdad  US President Joe Biden declared today, Friday, a state of emergency in New York State, due to Hurricane Ida, as the death toll from the floods caused by Hurricane Ida in the United States of America rose to 41 persons.

“President Biden has ordered federal assistance to help address the devastation caused by the fading Hurricane Ida,” the White House said in a statement.

Flash floods killed at least 44 people in four states in the northeastern United States, including New York, where remnants of hurricanes brought torrential rains.

Hurricane “Ida” had previously hit the Gulf coast hard, and according to the latest statistics, it destroyed entire places, and the value of the damage was estimated at billions of dollars.

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has requested relief supplies and assistance for the millions of people affected by the power outage, and for the approximately 600,000 people who do not have access to drinking water.”

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


Source: National Iraqi News Agency