Deaths from the passage of “Ida” in the United States are already more than 60. President Joe Biden visited Louisiana, where he offered help to millions of affected people. In New York, Mayor Bill de Blasio offered a plan to prevent repeated deaths of people living in basements.
The flash floods revealed the truth about New York’s basement square housing, where an entire family was killed after Wednesday night’s severe tornado.
“We have lost a son. We have lost a sister, so can’t understand, no one can, how it feels, can speak for everyone. There is only misery and it is heavy”, Amrita Bhagwandeen, flood victim.
“She probably came back for her daughter and, you know, she left the dog here and I think she came in and the door closed and she probably drowned,” said Andrea Newborn, Drowning Neighbor.
“I couldn’t sleep the whole night, I can’t believe it! I saw them an hour before the tragedy, everything happened so fast, in a matter of five minutes”, the neighbors of the family frowned.
“And they took out three bodies from there. I don’t know if they drowned, because they say they were in the basement”, the neighbors of the family drowned.
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the creation of a house-to-house brigade to evacuate those living in the basement on an emergency basis.
“And the only thing I can say, is that I feel…! Can’t imagine! I came to give her a session like every day, … and I didn’t expect it!
In New Jersey, where tornadoes cause 25 deaths, a third of victims died trapped in their cars.
“The water level was up to the chest,” the survivor.
The President of the United States visited Louisiana, where a dozen people died last Sunday, a million were without electricity, 600 thousand were without water, and fuel is scarce.
He offered to build roads, communications and adequate infrastructure in cities designed to withstand the new climatic conditions.
“Guys, I know you are suffering. Hurricane Ida is another reminder that we must be prepared for the next hurricane and super storms will come and they will come with greater frequency and speed”, Joe Biden, President of the United States of America.
There are thousands of victims in shelters and at least a dozen are missing.
“No one has eaten. We don’t have gas. We don’t have kitchen. We don’t have hot water”, Amrita Bhagwandeen, flood victim.
With info from Ariel Moutatsos and Univision
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