The New York Times reports:
Torrential rain brought by remnants of Hurricane Ida caused severe flooding across parts of Newark on Wednesday night and into Thursday, rendering streets impassable and prompting Newark Liberty International Airport to temporarily suspend flights.
Gov. Phil Murphy declared a state of emergency late Wednesday night and asked residents to “stay off the roads, stay home, and stay safe.” More than 70,000 customers in New Jersey were without power by early Thursday morning, according to reports compiled by PowerOutage.us.
Flooding baggage area at newark airport pic.twitter.com/LxjDJHpXAH
— Bill Ritter (@billritter7) September 2, 2021
JUST IN 🚨 Flood water enters inside Newark airport pic.twitter.com/hPeRcVLNbY
— Insider Paper (@TheInsiderPaper) September 2, 2021
All NJ TRANSIT rail service, except the Atlantic City Rail Line, remains suspended on Thursday due to the storm impacts. Newark Light Rail is also suspended. pic.twitter.com/rpUtBg2Dyr
— NJ TRANSIT (@NJTRANSIT) September 2, 2021
The storm has passed but our crews are working diligently to clear residual flooding & return ops to normal. As of now, 370 flights are canceled today at #EWR. Passengers are strongly urged to check with their carriers before heading to the airport.
— Newark Liberty Airport. Wear a Face Covering. (@EWRairport) September 2, 2021
— Eyewitness News (@ABC7NY) September 2, 2021