Ida’s aftermath: Swollen rivers threaten new flooding in parts of Northeast as storms kill dozens

In Trenton, New Jersey, police officers were going door-to-door Wednesday night and Thursday morning encouraging residents to leave their homes in anticipation of the rising Delaware río. Flooding was anticipated at many Delaware River Basin locations and not expected to subside by Friday morning.

A car flooded on a local street as a result of the remnants of Hurricane Ida is seen in Somerville, N.J. jueves, Septiembre. 2, 2021.

A car flooded on a local street as a result of the remnants of Hurricane Ida is seen in Somerville, N.J. jueves, Septiembre. 2, 2021. (AP)

Further north, in Fairfield, the Passaic River is forecast to crest more than 23 feet by Friday evening, la policía dijo.

Police there have closed at least 16 roads and warned that additional roads could be closed by the morning as the river continues to rise overnight.

Fairfield Mayor Jim Gasparini urged residents to take the warning seriously, advising thateven though the weather appears nice, river levels continue to rise and the township is expected to have widespread flooding that will affect many homes and businesses.

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The National Weather Service anticipates area rivers will crest and overflow through Friday.

For the northeast north New Jersey rivers, we’re still seeing minor to moderate with locally, major flooding along those rivers,” James Tomasini from the Brookhaven National Weather Service told The Record.

North Jersey officials are keeping a close watch on the Passaic, Hackensack, Pequannock, and Rockaway rivers.

The National Hurricane Center had warned since Tuesday of the potential forsignificant and life-threatening flash floodingand major river flooding in the mid-Atlantic region and New England.

Hurricane Ida struck Louisiana as the fifth-strongest storm to ever hit the U.S. mainland, leaving 1 million people without power – potentially for weeks.

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