AP- The cleanup and mourning has continued as the Northeast U.S. recovers from record-breaking rainfall from the remnants of Hurricane Ida. At least 46 people in five states died as storm water cascaded into people’s homes and engulfed automobiles, overwhelming urban drainage systems never meant to handle so much rain in such a short time. The worst toll was in New Jersey, where at least 23 died. Authorities said the work of searching for possible victims and identifying the dead wasn’t over. Work also continued to haul away ruined cars, clean mud and debris from streets and restore service to bedraggled transportation systems.
Photo: Cars are stranded by high water Thursday, Sept 2, 2021, on the Major Deegan Expressway in Bronx borough of New York as high water left behind by Hurricane Ida still stands on the highway hours later. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)