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New York City Parks Security Service officers explore the Greyshot Arch in Central Park on September 2, 2021. Photo: Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images

The Northeast continued its recovery Friday after at least 48 people in five states died from extreme flooding caused by the remains of Hurricane Ida, AP reports.

Driving the news: In New Jersey, where the death toll was highest, at least 25 people died from torrential rainfall, including many who drowned after their vehicles were caught in flash floods, per AP.

  • Record-breaking rainfall, causing flooding and falling debris, also killed people in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and New York.
  • At least 11 people died in New York City after being trapped in basement apartments as floodwater rose.
  • Authorities are still searching for possible victims from the storm, per AP.

The big picture: The rainfall that swept through the region this week was likely to qualify as a one in 100- to 500-year event, per National Weather Service discussions and meteorologists.

  • According to insurance broker Aon, flood-related damage in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast is expected to result in a "double-digit billion economic damage toll," Axios' Julia Sclafani and Rebecca Falconer report.
  • Parts of New York City's subway system were still offline Thursday night as workers sought to repair flood damage, per AP.
  • On Friday, crews continued to pump water out of the flooded Vine Street Expressway, a major artery that runs through Philadelphia.

The storm also triggered multiple tornadoes in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland.

Go deeper: How to reduce the toll of the next big storm

Go deeper

Oct 12, 2021 - Science

Weather and climate disasters have cost the U.S. over $100 billion in 2021

Piles of debris is all that's left of a restaurant after heavy rain from remnants of Hurricane Ida came through in Manville, New Jersey, on Sept. 7. Photo: Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Weather and climate disasters in 2021 have killed 538 people in the U.S. and cost over $100 billion, according to a report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Why it matters: The first nine months of 2021 saw the largest number of billion-dollar disasters in a calendar year so far, with 2021 on pace for second behind 2020, per the report.

Ben Geman, author of Generate
8 hours ago - Energy & Environment

Key clean power provision likely won't survive in Dems' spending bill

A construction worker walks along a dirt road at the Avangrid Renewables La Joya wind farm in Encino, New Mexico, on Aug. 5, 2020. Photo: Cate Dingley/Bloomberg via Getty Images

A pillar of Democrats' plans to speed deployment of zero-carbon electricity is likely to be cut from major spending and tax legislation they are struggling to move on a party-line vote, per multiple reports and a Capitol Hill aide.

Driving the news: The New York Times, citing anonymous congressional aides and lobbyists, reports that West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin (D) has told the White House he "strongly opposes" the Clean Electricity Performance Program.

Updated 10 hours ago - World

Fatal stabbing of British MP David Amess declared a terrorist incident

Police outside Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea, England, on Oct. 15. Photo: John Keeble/Getty Images

Authorities have declared the death of David Amess a terrorist incident, hours after the Conservative Party lawmaker in the U.K. was fatally stabbed while meeting with local constituents in a church in eastern England on Friday.

The big picture: The Metropolitan Police has found "a potential motivation linked to Islamist extremism."