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UPDATE: More than 25 deaths after Ida remnants slam Northeast

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NEW YORK (AP) -- A stunned U.S. East Coast has woken up to a rising death toll, surging rivers and destruction after the remnants of Hurricane Ida walloped the region with record-breaking rain.

At least 26 deaths have been linked to flooding from Maryland to New York from the storm's strike Wednesday night and Thursday morning. Police in New York City reported nine deaths, as basement apartments suddenly filled with water and roads turned into rivers.

Local media reported at least eight deaths in New Jersey and three were reported in a county outside Philadelphia


NEW YORK (AP) -- The remnants of Hurricane Ida dumped historic rain over the tri-state area, with at least 18 deaths linked to flooding in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Police in New York City reported eight deaths, as basement apartments suddenly filled with water and freeways and boulevards turned into rivers. Local media reported at least six deaths in New Jersey and "multiple fatalities" were reported in a county outside Philadelphia.

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority suspended all service overnight because of the flooding. Some limited service was operating Thursday morning.

The storm moved into southern New England overnight where inundated roads were causing commuter delays.

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