Flash floods from the remnants of Hurricane Ida swept through the states of New York and New Jersey last Wednesday, August 31, wreaking havoc and killing around 50 people. New York City officials reported that the rain on Wednesday night, 3.1 inches in Central Park within an hour, shattered the record set only few days before, when 1.94 inches of rain fell in the park during Tropical Storm, Henri. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood emergency in New York City for the first time. ACS leaders from both the Northeastern and Greater New York conferences are working closely with their local Disaster Response teams and volunteers in the affected areas to bring relief to communities devastated by this catastrophic flooding.
Let’s remember in our prayers the survivors and those who have lost loved ones in this tragedy.