NYC storm floods kill 4 trapped in basements


Four people were killed in New York City Wednesday night when they became trapped in their basements as a monster storm sent water rushing through the city, sources said.

Three people in Queens and one man in Brooklyn perished as remnants of Hurricane Ida caused flash floods to surge into their basements, leaving them stuck inside, according to law enforcement sources.

A 66-year-old Brooklyn man was discovered dead in the basement of his Cypress Hills apartment at around 12:35 a.m. Thursday, the sources said.

A woman in her 40s was also found dead at about 1 a.m. in her apartment on Grand Central Parkway near Horace Harding Expressway.

Then, a 22-year-old man and a 45-year-old woman were both found dead in the basement of their home on 183rd Street near 90th Avenue in Jamaica, Queens, sources said.

Flood waters cascade down subway steps as remnants of Hurricane Ida brings three inches of rain per hour across the city.
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The NYPD’s Emergency Services Unit responded to their homes when family and friends called 911, saying they could not find their loved ones.

The victims were unconscious and unresponsive when first responders pulled them from the basements. All four were taken to local hospitals where they were declared dead.



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