Five days after the state was devastated, 800,000 homes and businesses remain without power. Residents line up to buy food, water and petrol. One of the women said, “I don’t want to cry anymore. I’m tired.”
Biden repeated what he had been saying for days: Ida is a warning that we must prepare for the hurricanes to come, because they will come more often and more fiercely. Ida and the storms they caused devastated eight states.
in a Nova YorkQueens was one of the areas hardest hit by the storm’s flooding. Many people drowned in their own homes, in underground dwellings, which are common throughout the city, but many are illegal. The water rose so quickly that there was no time to get out, and everyone who managed to escape lost everything they had.
This is what happened to the Lian family. “What matters is that we’re alive,” he says.
She was home with a nine-year-old and a ten-month-old when the water started flowing. “It was very fast,” he says. “A lot of people screamed for help. Water came up to their necks.”
In the kitchen, the water entered so hard that he opened the cabinets, threw everything on the floor, and above the sink, everything was turned over, and the water mark could be seen on the wall. The family survived only because they managed to escape to the first floor of the building.
“We bought everything with a lot of sacrifices and lost everything in a second,” he says. The rest, trying to recover by drying outside.
The Kelly twins manage to save some dolls. Almost everything in the basement playroom ended up in the trash.
“The TV, the couch, the fridge, everything was popping up,” Kelly says. “It was so scary. At least we’re healthy. Across the street, a couple and a two-year-old boy died. It was so sad.”
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