.com | 2:16 PM – September 6, 2021
At least 68 people were killed following the passage of Hurricane Ida in the United States, according to a new report from the authorities.
A week after Ida hit the Gulf Coast of Mexico, the death toll climbed to 13 in Louisiana on Sunday, as 500,000 state residents are still without power.
Meanwhile, relief efforts are still underway in the northeast, where at least 51 people have also been killed.
At a press conference on Sunday, New York State Governor Kathy Hochul confirmed that the storm had killed 17 people, including four in Westchester County and the rest in New York City. The hurricane caused more than $ 50 million in damage across the state, affecting approximately 1,200 homes, Hochul said.
In neighboring New Jersey, a spokesperson for Governor Phil Murphy said the storm had killed 27 people and four others were “still missing.”
US President Joe Biden approved the declaration of natural disaster in New Jersey on Sunday evening, after giving similar approvals to allocate federal funds intended for aid to states like Louisiana and New York.