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New Jersey reports 2 more Ida-related deaths – New York Post

Two more deaths have been added to New Jersey’s Hurricane Ida death toll, bringing the storm-ravaged Garden State’s confirmed total to 27, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Saturday.

“I am deeply saddened to report two additional fatalities, bringing our total to 27 New Jerseyans who have lost their lives to this storm,” Murphy said in a statement. “Our thoughts and prayers are with every family and community mourning a loved one.”

The remnants of Ida brought catastrophic flooding and several tornadoes to New Jersey. The deadly storm’s tail end battered the Northeast, killing at least 48 people across the region.

The White House announced Saturday President Biden will tour storm-shattered neighborhoods in Queens Tuesday where 13 deaths have been reported. Biden will make a second stop in Manville, New Jersey.

A man sorting through the debris at a home that was destroyed by a tornado on September 2, 2021.
A man sorts through the debris at a New Jersey home destroyed by a tornado on Sept. 2, 2021.
Photo by BRANDEN EASTWOOD/AFP vi

In the Garden State, multiple tornadoes tore through neighbors and destroyed homes while heavy rainfall inundated homes, swept away cars and overflowed rivers.

Damage in Manville included a banquet hall that was leveled by an explosion while it was surrounded by surging floodwaters.

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