Storm Ida devastates U.S. north-east
September 2, 2021 - Three days after Hurricane Ida made landfall in Louisiana, its remnants hit the U.S. north-east, claiming at least 46 lives in what President Biden called climate-related destruction.
The storm Ida brought flash flooding and tornadoes, killing at least 23 people in New Jersey and 14 in New York City – most of them stuck in their vehicles or trapped in flooded basements.
The extreme weather has been caused by the remnants of Tropical Storm Ida, which caused widespread devastation in southern Louisiana earlier this week.
The latest wave of devastation caused by Hurricane Ida comes as the UN warned that weather disasters are striking the world four to five times more often and causing seven times more damage than in the 1970s.