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At least 14 dead in New York, New Jersey after Ida hits US northeast

At least 14 people are reportedly dead Thursday in New York and New Jersey after remnants of Hurricane Ida swept through the northeast US.

Heavy rain swept away vehicles and flooding submerged subways and flights were grounded, according to multiple reports.

New York City’s transit system has been affected by flooding on Wednesday, causing disruption.

According to the New York Police Department, at least eight people were killed in New York City. Fatalities include four women, three men and a 2-year-old boy.

"Our hearts ache for the lives lost in last night’s storm. Please keep them and their loved ones in your thoughts today. They were our fellow New Yorkers and to their families, your city will be their (sic) for you in the days ahead," said New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Twitter.


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