More than 25 deaths after Ida remnants slam Northeast

East Coast Damage
People view a flooded street in Philadelphia, Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021 in the aftermath of downpours and high winds from the remnants of Hurricane Ida that hit the area. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

NEW YORK (AP) – A stunned U.S. East Coast is facing a rising death toll, surging rivers, tornado damage and continuing calls for rescue 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.