At least two Indian-origin individuals have been killed within the US state of New Jersey after they have been swept away by flash floods attributable to Hurricane Ida, in line with a media report on Sunday.
Hurricane Ida, which made landfall on August 29 in Port Fourchon, Louisiana, is the second-most damaging hurricane to hit the state on file, solely after Hurricane Katrina (2005).
Ida transitioned right into a post-tropical cyclone on September 1, killing 65 folks throughout the US, with the bulk deaths in New Jersey, New York and Louisiana.
Indian-origin Malathi Kanche, 46, a software program designer, was driving dwelling along with her 15-year-old daughter on Wednesday when her automobile halted in waist-deep floodwater on Route 22 of Bridgewater, New Jersey, the New York Times newspaper reported.
Kanche and her daughter held onto a tree as floodwaters pulled them, in line with a household good friend, Mansi Mago, however the tree fell, pulling Kanche within the torrent.
Initially, officers put Kanche on the listing of “missing persons”.
She was confirmed lifeless on Friday, the report added.
Danush Reddy, 31, was stranded within the flood in South Plainfield, New Jersey, when he misplaced steadiness and tumbled close to a 36-inch-wide sewer pipe.
Officials stated Reddy was pulled into the drain pipe and his physique was discovered miles away.
Apart from deaths and injury to the ecology, Hurricane Ida has battered the civic infrastructure within the northeastern states of the US.