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Ida triggers massive flooding across Northeast

Ida triggers massive flooding across Northeast

A Queens, New York, resident whose two neighbors died due to flooding in the area told CNN’s Chris Cuomo that federal aid is needed “now,” because the situation is very “unsafe.”

“Death is upon us,” Amrita Bhagwandin said. “There is only sadness, and it’s just overwhelming. So, where we are is that we have to start from scratch as we are in mourning. We have to see how we can move on.”

Bhagwandin said she pays attention to weather, and while her neighborhood is a “beautiful place … it’s mayhem when it starts to flood.” She said before her husband could leave the house there “was like 12 feet of water” and cars were submerged “in a matter of minutes.”

“We would like to see the promises made today by the governor, the mayor, the senators, all the city agencies to be fulfilled immediately,” she said. “We want this federal aid to come to us now. Tomorrow can’t come fast enough. It should have been here today.”

The article was published on edition.cnn.com