Devastation on the East Coast
Tropical Storm IDA may be gone, but the devastation of the storm is not. Since the system touched down in Louisiana on August 29th, 2021, there have been over 60 confirmed deaths from the Gulf to the East coast ranging from severe flooding and extreme damage.
Over the past few 48hrs The National Weather Service has sent out surveyors to complete the storm reports on numerous tornadoes reports from several states that occurred on 9/1/21 including MD, NJ, PA, and MA. There were several EF2, along with numerous wind/flooding reports in the area, but only one EF3 and EF0 were reported during that chaotic day.
Flooding was another main issue from this system, many areas were out of power for days and were underwater. Matthew Palmer Playground in New York County experienced the most rainfall from the remnants of IDA at 9.55in (Recorded 9/2/21), New Jersey and Connecticut was also a part of this data analysis.
As of yesterday afternoon, New Jersey's Governor Phil Murphy announced that he would be requesting a Major Disaster Declaration from President Joe Biden in the state. Murphy said the approval of this request from the president would allow for additional support to help residents and business owners recover from the flooding. As of right now, nothing has gone through, but those who have been affected can check on the status here: https://www.fema.gov/disaster/declarations
Devastation in Louisiana
Flooding in NY City