OREANDA-NEWS. In New York and the surrounding area, Hurricane «Ida» caused the most powerful torrential rains and severe flooding in history. The mayor of the metropolis, Bill de Blasio, declared a state of emergency in the city on Wednesday evening, September 1. Roads and residential buildings were sometimes under a meter of water, the metro completely stopped working.

«Tonight we are experiencing a historic weather event with record rains throughout the city, severe flooding and dangerous conditions on our roads», de Blasio wrote on his Twitter microblog. He urged the citizens to stay at home and not go outside, so as not to interfere with rescue operations.history.

In Central Park in Manhattan, about 80 mm of precipitation fell in just one hour. This surpassed the figure of a week ago, when as a result of tropical storm «Henry» 49 mm of precipitation fell in an hour. In general, this summer in New York turned out to be not only very hot and sunny, but also the rainiest in history. An emergency mode due to the consequences of Hurricane Ida has been declared in the state of New York.