New York: 1.32 lakh crore liters of water fell after five hours of rain
The havoc of Cyclone Ida in America is not over yet. After hitting the coast of Louisiana on Monday, the wind speed reached 241 km per hour in the coastal areas here. It was considered one of the most powerful hurricanes in America. Its strength can be gauged from the fact that even two days after the weakening of the cyclone, life is disturbed due to heavy rains in many cities of America. The situation is that in states like New York, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida, ponds have formed on the roads and relief workers have come out with boats to save people.
In New York on Wednesday itself, water fell by 17.78 cm within five hours. If the amount of water falling from the sky is taken out, then it is known that within five hours, about 1 lakh 32 thousand crore liters of water fell in New York. According to meteorologists, the swimming pool used in the Olympic Games can be filled 50 thousand times with this much water.
One day rain record broken in New York
To receive so much rain in such a short span of time around the world is very much in itself, especially in urban areas, so much rain can cause a lot of problems for the people living there. Not only this, Newark in New York state has received up to 21.59 cm of rain during this period. It was the rainiest day in the city’s history.
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State of emergency in New York
Due to heavy rain in New York, Governor Cathy Hochul declared a state of emergency. Many photos and videos have gone viral on social media, in which rain water was seen entering the airport. Due to this, Newark Liberty International Airport was closed and flights were also banned here due to rain. It has been told that 14 people have died in the Northeast of America so far.