New York City issues travel ban for all non-emergency vehicles due to severe weather
From CNN's Paul Murphy
All non-emergency vehicles are banned from New York City's streets until 5 a.m. Eastern Time due to severe weather that's caused widespread flooding across the city, city authorities said on Twitter.
No reports of significant or critical injuries at this time in New York City
From CNN's Mark Morales
There are no reports of significant or critical injuries at this time in New York City due to the massive storm that has hit the city, according to the New York City Fire Department (FDNY).
The FDNY doesn’t yet have total numbers on how many people have been rescued but units have been deployed throughout the city. They have been removing people from flooded roadways and from subways in Manhattan.
Flash flood emergency extended for New York City until 3 a.m.
The flash flood emergency that covers much of northern New Jersey and southern New York has been extended until 3 a.m. Eastern Time. Widespread flash flooding is occurring, water rescues are taking place, and rain continues to fall.
The flash flood emergency includes:
- Bergen County in northeastern New Jersey
- Essex County in northeastern New Jersey
- Hudson County in northeastern New Jersey
- Passaic County in northeastern New Jersey
- Union County in northeastern New Jersey
- Bronx County in southeastern New York
- Kings (Brooklyn) County in southeastern New York
- New York (Manhattan) County in southeastern New York
- Queens County in southeastern New York
- Richmond (Staten Island) County in southeastern New York
- Southern Westchester County in southeastern New York
Authorities in Trenton, New Jersey are advising some residents to evacuate by 8 a.m. ET
The City of Trenton, New Jersey, has advised residents in the Island neighborhood to evacuate by 8 a.m. ET due to rising flood waters.
Mayor of Passaic, New Jersey, says authorities are retrieving bodies in flood waters
From CNN's Alta Spells
Passaic, New Jersey, Mayor Hector Lora declared a state of emergency due to the massive, deadly flooding in his city.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul has declared a state of emergency
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul declared a state of emergency due to the storm current lashing the state.
Hochul told CNN's Don Lemon it is "not safe for people to be out" and that New York is in a "very dire situation."
Water rescue teams are ready to be deployed where necessary and tree crews are on the ground equipped to work with potential downed power lines, Hochul said.
State of emergency issued in New York City
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio declared a state of emergency in New York City Wednesday night as rain from the remnants of Ida pounds the city.
In a series of tweets, de Blasio asks residents to stay off city streets, and says an estimated 5,300 customers have lost power
In a follow up tweet the mayor urged people to stay off the streets and let first responders and emergency services “get their work done.”
“If you’re thinking of going outside, don’t. Stay off the subways. Stay off the roads. Don’t drive into these heavy waters. Stay inside.” De Blasio said.
Biden will deliver remarks on Hurricane Ida
From CNN's Allie Malloy, Madeline Holcombe and Jason Hanna
President Biden is expected to deliver remarks today on the administration’s response to Hurricane Ida.
Biden will visit Louisiana on Friday to survey storm damage and meet with state and local officials, the White House said.
Some parishes have warned residents that the power outages could last at least a month as the state recovers from now-Post-Tropical Cyclone Ida, which made landfall Sunday in Louisiana as a Category 4 hurricane and contributed to at least five confirmed deaths — three in Louisiana and two in Mississippi.
Another person died in Maryland after the remnants of Ida flooded an apartment complex Wednesday, according to Montgomery County officials. A 19-year-old man was found dead, but the cause of death has not been confirmed, Montgomery County Police Department spokesperson Casandra Durham told CNN.