Death toll rises after Ida’s remnants hit Northeast

Authorities say at least nine deaths were reported in New York City and New Jersey as relentless rain from the remnants of Hurricane Ida sent the New York City area into a state of emergency.
Ida Aftermath

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say at least nine deaths were reported in New York City and New Jersey as relentless rain from the remnants of Hurricane Ida sent the New York City area into a state of emergency.

The storm carried early Thursday into New England with threats of more tornadoes. Police in New York City reported eight deaths, including a 50-year-old man, a 48-year-old woman and a 2-year-old boy who were found unconscious and unresponsive inside a home. One death was reported in New Jersey.

Subway stations and tracks became so flooded that the in New York City that Metropolitan Transportation Authority suspended all service, but some limited service was operating Thursday morning. Videos posted online showed subway riders standing on seats in cars filled with water.

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