. New York mayor: Ida devastation shows need to prepare for ‘very, very worst « JO LEE MAGAZINE

The Guardian – As the north-eastern US reeled from catastrophic damage caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida, politicians and city officials warned that the climate crisis will bring more such events. According to the mayor of New York City, people should prepare for the “very, very worst”.

Despite a National Hurricane Center warning of the potential for “significant and life-threatening flash flooding”, the strength of the storm on Wednesday night took many by surprise. Dozens died across the area. In New York City, numerous people drowned in basement apartments.

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