(FM) -At least 46 people have been killed in the devastating flash floods caused by the Hurricane Ida in the New York area.
Heavy rainfall crippled the northeast US, with maximum impact felt in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and the Philadelphia suburbs.
The carnage comes after Hurricane Ida barreled ashore Sunday in Louisiana packing 150 mph winds.
As a result New York City streets turnedinto rivers and shut down subway services, according to reports.
Hundreds of flights were cancelled at LaGuardia and JFK airports, as well as at Newark, where video showed a terminal inundated by rainwater.