The authorities reiterated that the flood warning remains in effect throughout the weekend.
The devastation caused by the blows of Hurricane Ida in the United States has so far claimed nearly 50 lives in the Northeast region. Authorities expect the number to continue to rise due to the number of missing.
Due to the passage of cyclone 'Ida,' now downgraded to a tropical storm, by the east coast of the United States, some 4.5 million people remain under a flood warning due to the historic rains registered in New Jersey.
The governor of New Jersey, Phil Murphy, confirmed this Friday that there are already 25 victims who have been identified as deceased by the remnants of 'Ida,' reported the CNN network, while another six people are still missing.
In New York State, another 17 people have lost their lives, of which 13 have done so in New York City, and in Pennsylvania, five victims have been reported so far. Maryland and Connecticut each had one death.
Meanwhile, about 4.5 million people live under flood warnings, especially in northeastern New Jersey, where rivers are at their limits. Some of the state's northeastern rivers are expected to remain above it. Of the flood level over the weekend.
US President Joe Biden approved the declaration of a state of emergency in New York and New Jersey and has ordered that local officials receive federal aid.
The unprecedented rainfall caused by 'Ida,' which entered last week from Louisiana, on the US east coast, has left severe flooding. The catastrophic consequences prompted New York City to launch a program to deal with rain and extreme weather when Mayor Bill de Blasio explained that a record (hour) of rain was recorded on Wednesday.
The force of the rains once again overwhelmed New York and its region, with flooded roads and badly affected subways and trains, which even today continued to operate with numerous problems.
The images of waterfalls breaking into the rickety New York subway or of passengers being evacuated from trains went viral and had once again triggered the debate about the poor state of infrastructure in the area.
"I don't want to see Niagara Falls again down the stairs of a subway in New York," emphasized the new governor of the state, Kathy Hochhol, who promised new measures to improve flood prevention.
The region expects to receive significant financial aid from the federal government to undertake reconstruction and support affected families and businesses after the White House has approved an emergency declaration for New York and New Jersey.
US President Joe Biden promised, "all necessary help" to the states affected by Storm Ida, which has killed more than 20 people in the country's northeast.
"Record rains have fallen in these states. New York registered on the first day of September, more rain than it usually sees in the whole month," said the president. "We see the same story of destruction and bravery in New Jersey and Pennsylvania," he added.
The Democratic leader said he spoke with the authorities of the affected areas. "There is a lot of damage. I have made it clear to the governors: My team at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA, is on the ground ready to provide whatever help is needed," he said.