Satellite images show flooding in NY, NJ after Hurricane Ida

Satellite images show flooding in NY, NJ after Hurricane Ida

Dramatic satellite images show the catastrophic flooding Hurricane Ida left in its wake in New York and New Jersey, when the storm’s tail-end battered the North East.

The superstorm left at least 46 people dead across five states, including 25 in the Garden State and at least 13 in the Big Apple.

Manville, New Jersey
A satellite view of Manville, NJ shows the damage done to the town.
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Manville, N.J.,
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The record-breaking rainfall caused widespread flooding and damage in multiple communities on both sides of the Hudson River.

Before-and-after photos capture a waterlogged Bethesda Fountain in Central Park, the Major Deegan Expressway turned into a river, and various shocking scenes from Jersey, including Somerville, Manville, South Bound Brook and New Brunswick — showing the towns submerged in muddy water.

Aftermath of tropical storm Ida, 
Flooded Bethesda Fountain in Central Park NYC.
Bethesda Fountain in Central Park is seen in the aftermath of Ida.
Paul Martinka

Dozens of homes also were destroyed by tornadoes spawned by the storm in New Jersey.

At least 20 homes in Mullica Hill were leveled by one of the powerful twisters.

A majority of the victims in New Jersey were people who drowned after their vehicles were caught in flash floods, some dying in their submerged cars and others getting swept away after exiting into fast-moving water.

TD Bank Ballpark before the floods, in Bridgewater Township
TD Bank Ballpark, the stadium of the Yankees’ AA minor-league affiliate the Somerset Patriots, is seen before and after Ida in Bridgewater, NJ.
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In New York, a 2-year-old boy and his parents drowned in a basement apartment in Queens when the rapidly rising floodwaters trapped them.

The hurricane also knocked out power and brought the subway system to a standstill — and prompted the first-ever flash flood emergency for the Big Apple as it left a trail of devastation up the North East from Maryland to New York.

Somerville NJ, and surrounding areas, causing house fires and mass evacuations of the neighborhood.
Somerset, NJ is seen flooded after Ida.
Paul Martinka
A satellite image shows houses in Manville, New Jersey,
Manville, NJ is seen before the hurricane.
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