Tri-State On Alert As Another Storm Arrives: 'New Water Could Be A Problem'


Remnants Of Hurricane Ida Move Through Northeast Causing Widespread Flooding

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The Tri-State area is being threatened with even more severe weather Wednesday, as residents are still assessing the historic devastation from Ida one week ago.

Forecasters are warning of flash floods, hail and isolated tornadoes resulting from a cold front arriving in mid-to-late afternoon Wednesday.

A few severe storms could bring damaging winds and locally heavy downpours, but flash flooding is a primary concern. Some local bodies of water in flood zones have yet to return to pre-Ida levels and the ground in most areas remains 99 percent saturated.

Isolated tornadoes are not being ruled out in points west of New York City.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio laid out a new severe weather plan that he says will better prepare the city for future storms. He says the half-inch of rain expected Wednesday would normally not be an issue were it not for Ida's deluge last week.

"We're concerned about folks who are hit that any new water could be a problem and we're also concerned that we could see more rain than is projected," de Blasio said.

City agencies will be prepared to address any compounding issues from the Wednesday storm.

The mayor added that the city will issue alerts to residents immediately if there are any concerning changes to the forecast.

President Biden just visited hard-hit areas of Queens and central New Jersey on Tuesday to survey the damage from Ida.

The storm is blamed for at least 40 deaths in the northeast.


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