Hurricane Ida was a demonstration of climate change. U.S. President Joe Biden said this on Tuesday, September 7, at a meeting with the heads of communities in New Jersey affected by the hurricane.
“Climate change is already here, we’re living with it. All parts of the country are facing extreme weather events,” the White House press office quoted him as saying on Twitter.
The American leader also expressed his condolences to those who died as a result of the natural disaster.
After the meeting, as the White House specified, Biden intends to visit New York City, in particular, the area of Queens, which was also affected by flooding caused by the hurricane.
Earlier, on September 1, New York City announced a warning of catastrophic flash flooding due to heavy rains. It was reported that the airport of Newark, which is in 24 km to the south-west of the New York area Midtown, was flooded. A video has appeared on the Web, which captures how a strong stream of water rushed into the subway 28th Street subway station in Manhattan.
According to CNN, the hurricane killed 13 people in Louisiana. While at least 50 deaths occurred in the Northeast, which covers Connecticut, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia.