UPDATED: Flood Warning Remains in Effect as Remnants of Ida Hammer Northeast, 17 Dead & Record Rains

Date: 2021-09-02 11:46:20

Thursday, September 02, 2021


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The collapsed Fairview Lane in Portsmouth, RI. Photo: Portsmouth Police

The Northeast was pounded overnight by the remnants of Hurricane Ida — and, according to reports early Thursday afternoon, at least 17 have died due to flooding.

Some areas of Rhode Island received as much as 5 inches of rain overnight. 

In Portsmouth, police reported the following:


“Due to extreme roadway damage on Fairview Lane from Roger Williams Court to the water, the road will be impassable and continue to be shutdown. The closure of Fairview Lane, and service disruptions as a result of the damage, are expected to continue throughout the day. Water service will continue to be extremely limited. Emergency personnel along with the water department, utility services, and the department of public works are working diligently on this and we will distribute updates throughout the process. 

We are asking the public to please avoid this area so that these crews can continue to survey the damage and make the necessary repairs. This is for the safety of the residents and crews on scene. Continued updates will be disseminated as they become available.”

Northeast Hit Hard — Flood Warning Extended

CNN is reporting, “A 2-year-old toddler is one of at least seven people killed after heavy rainfall in New York City, according to police. The victims include a 48-year-old woman, who was found by New York City Police Department (NYPD) officers in her home in the Grand Central Parkway area of Queens, after she called 911 because of flooding conditions. The woman was taken to Forest Hills Hospital by EMS where she was pronounced dead.”

“Two additional victims in Queens were found by officers Wednesday night around 183rd Street, NYPD said. A 45-year-old woman was taken to Queens General Hospital by EMS where she was pronounced dead. A 22-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene,” according to CNN. 

Flood Warning

Flood Warning
National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA
1241 PM EDT Thu Sep 2 2021

Bristol MA-Essex MA-Middlesex MA-Norfolk MA-Plymouth MA-Suffolk MA-
Worcester MA-Providence RI-
1241 PM EDT Thu Sep 2 2021

The National Weather Service in Norton has extended the

* Flood Warning for Urban area and small stream in…
  Southeastern Worcester County in central Massachusetts…
  Norfolk County in eastern Massachusetts…
  Suffolk County in eastern Massachusetts…
  Essex County in northeastern Massachusetts…
  Middlesex County in northeastern Massachusetts…
  Northwestern Bristol County in southeastern Massachusetts…
  Plymouth County in southeastern Massachusetts…
  Northeastern Providence County in Rhode Island…

* Until 630 PM EDT.

* At 1241 PM EDT, gauge reports indicated between 4 and 7 inches of
  rain fell across the warning area during last night into early
  this morning.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include…
  Boston, Lowell, Cambridge, Brockton, Quincy, Lynn, Newton,
  Lawrence, Somerville, Pawtucket, Framingham, Haverhill, Waltham,
  Malden, Brookline, Plymouth, Medford, Taunton, Weymouth and Revere.

Some area rivers and streams are still rising, and as a result
pockets of minor river flooding are likely during this afternoon. In
addition, any lingering urban and poor drainage areas may take some
more time to fully recede.


Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Keep children away from storm drains, culverts, creeks and streams.
Water levels can rise rapidly and sweep children away.


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