Ida pummels parts of the northeast with heavy rain

Ida pummels parts of the northeast with heavy rain, historic flooding as a new named storm forms.

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Remnants of Ida battered the Mid-Atlantic region with rain and heavy flooding Wednesday into Thursday, leaving over 40 dead and causing New York and New Jersey to declare states of emergency, according to The New York Times.

This comes after Ida left parts of Louisiana with “a lack of water, flooded neighborhoods and severely damaged homes” days after it hit the state, The Associated Press reports.

Ida is tied for the fifth-strongest hurricane to ever hit the US mainland, USA Today says. The National Hurricane Center is now keeping its eye on the 12th named storm of the season, Larry, which became a hurricane on Thursday.

The Atlantic hurricane season began on Tuesday, June 1, and ends on Tuesday, November 30. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) encourages people residing in states along the Atlantic coast to download the FEMA mobile app and learn about how to prepare for hurricanes by visiting Ready.gov and Listo.gov.

There is a 60 percent chance of an above-normal hurricane season this year, according to NOAA.

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