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Death toll in US Northeast flooding rises; ‘multiple fatalities’ in Pennsylvania

Commuters walk into a flooded 3rd Avenue / 149th st subway station and disrupted service due to extremely heavy rainfall from the remnants of Hurricane Ida on September 2, 2021, in New York City. (David Dee Delgado/Getty Images/AFP)
Commuters walk into a flooded 3rd Avenue / 149th st subway station and disrupted service due to extremely heavy rainfall from the remnants of Hurricane Ida on September 2, 2021, in New York City. (David Dee Delgado/Getty Images/AFP)

The remnants of Hurricane Ida caused “multiple fatalities” in Montgomery County outside Philadelphia, according to county spokesperson Kelly Cofrancisco, in addition to at least nine other fatalities in New York and New Jersey.

No additional details are immediately available about the deaths in Pennsylvania and county officials plan to hold a briefing later.

Major flooding along the Schuylkill River swamped highways, submerged cars and disrupted commuter rail service in the Philadelphia area. In a tweet, city officials predict “historic flooding” on Thursday as river levels continue to rise.

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