Floods in the US: Joe Biden pledged to give all possible support to the states affected by storm Ida.

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Floods in the US: Joe Biden pledged to give all possible support to the states affected by storm Ida.

The streets of New York turned into rivers in some parts of the commercial and cultural capital of the United States. Many residents took advantage of the improvement in the weather on Thursday to clear sidewalks and streets of branches and objects scattered by the storm.

The president highlighted the record levels of rain that fell on the country's northeast and generated floods. At least 20 deaths in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, but the number could grow.

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 yesterday, the first day of September, more rain than it usually sees in the whole month, "said the president. "We see the same story of devastation and heroism throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania, too," 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.

The president, who is promoting an economic package of reforms against climate change to favor green energy and renew infrastructure, stressed that it is the first time that the National Weather Service issued a flood emergency in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, and Staten Island, and praised first responders who helped people trapped in the New York subway.

On the other hand, Biden announced that he approved an emergency declaration for California on the country's other coast. At the same time, the Caldor fire burns in the Lake Tahoe area.

The streets of New York turned into rivers in some parts of the commercial and cultural capital of the United States. Many residents took advantage of the improvement in the weather on Thursday to clear sidewalks and streets of branches and objects scattered by the storm.

On Friday, the president will travel to Louisiana, where Ida caused severe flooding and tornadoes, destroying many buildings and leaving more than a million homes without power.