At the least 370 flights have been canceled from New Jersey’s Newark airport after the US East Coast area was battered by the remnants of Hurricane Ida and the heaviest rain ever recorded within the space, inflicting extreme floods.
On Thursday, Newark Liberty Airport stated its employees was working tirelessly to revive regular operations following excessive climate carried by Hurricane Ida in a single day. Heavy rainfall has triggered flooding throughout the area.
The airport stated that whereas the storm had handed by means of, climate situations have been nonetheless inflicting disruption. “As of now, 370 flights are canceled at present at #EWR. Passengers are strongly urged to examine with their carriers earlier than heading to the airport,” a tweet from the airport learn.
Additionally on Thursday, United Airways stated that it had briefly suspended operations from the East Coast hub, however hoped to revive service later within the day. Aviation monitoring web site FlightAware stated that 190 scheduled flights had not departed Newark as deliberate, whereas 182 arriving flights had been canceled.
Footage from earlier on Thursday appeared to point out flood waters breaching the airport terminal.
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Flooding baggage space at newark airport pic.twitter.com/LxjDJHpXAH
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On Wednesday, the US East Coast was battered by freak climate because the remnants of Hurricane Ida made their approach northwards. A state of emergency was issued in New York, amongst different locations, in response to the “historic climate occasion… with record-breaking rain throughout the town, brutal flooding and harmful situations on our roads.”
At the least 9 useless in New York Metropolis, New Jersey & Pennsylvania in wake of flash flooding and ‘historic’ rainfall from Hurricane Ida
New York’s Central Park recorded its wettest hour up to now, with 3.1 inches of rain falling in 60 minutes, shattering the earlier ‘excessive’ of 1.94 inches which was solely set the week earlier than. A ‘flash-flood emergency’ was issued for the primary time within the metropolis.
At the least 14 individuals have been confirmed useless within the wake of the storm, in keeping with the Related Press. A New York Police Division spokesperson stated that eight died when their basement flats flooded.
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