The remnants of Hurricane Ida are a real flooding concern for our area Wednesday into Thursday.
A flash flood watch has been issued for New York City and the Tri-State area as remnants of Hurricane Ida enter the region. As of now, Ida’s remnants are expected to begin on Wednesday and continue into Wednesday night, coming down heavily at times. Rainfall totals of 3 to 5 inches are possible over much of the area.
There is also a severe risk, including a tornado threat late Wednesday and into early Thursday morning. More information to follow.
A Flash Flood Watch is in effect from Wednesday afternoon through Thursday afternoon. The remnants of Ida will pass near the region and bring a widespread 3 to 5 inches of rainfall, with locally higher amounts possible. #NYCwx #NYwx #CTwx #NJwx pic.twitter.com/fZEzmdykyy
— NWS New York NY (@NWSNewYorkNY) August 30, 2021
Footage from Ida:
Hurricane Ida left behind a path of death and destruction. pic.twitter.com/2aY8u2lp7U
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) August 31, 2021
Horrible news coming from Laplace. This is actually the 1st ground truth we have gotten but looking at the Frenier Landing gage by hurricane chaser @hurricanetrack & the rain that continues to fall this was a big fear. Flash Flood Emergency in place for the next 3 hours. #Ida https://t.co/WL8GlH5jML
— NWS New Orleans (@NWSNewOrleans) August 30, 2021
OVER THE GULF OF MEXICO – Flying into the eye of Category 4 Hurricane #Ida on NOAA WP-3D Orion #NOAA43 Miss Piggy during morning mission 08.29.21. Credit: Lt. Cmdr. Doremus, NOAA Corps. Visit https://t.co/JRMe4KQZfE for NOAA event resources. #FlyNOAA pic.twitter.com/STHD6mWwgd
— NOAA Aircraft Operations Center (@NOAA_HurrHunter) August 29, 2021
CATASTROPHIC FLOODING: Video from rescue boats show the devasting flooding in Lafitte caused by Hurricane Ida. pic.twitter.com/nYJfMnB9bd
— WWL-TV (@WWLTV) August 31, 2021