Ida Slams East Coast With Rain, Flooding and Tornado

After Ida made landfall on the Gulf Coast this weekend, it has continued to travel across the U.S., bringing heavy rainfall and a tornado to areas on the East Coast.

According to the National Hurricane Center, Ida is now a "post-tropical cyclone."

"Significant and life-threatening flash flooding is likely from the Mid-Atlantic into southern New England, especially across highly urbanized metropolitan areas and areas of steep terrain. Widespread moderate and major river flooding impacts are forecast from northern West Virginia and western Maryland into southern Pennsylvania and New Jersey, particularly in the Monongahela, Potomac, Susquehanna, Delaware, lower Hudson and Coastal Connecticut river basins," the National Hurricane Center said in an update on Wednesday.

Hurricane Ida
After Ida made landfall in Louisiana on Sunday, it continued to move towards the East coast, bringing heavy rain and a confirmed tornado. Above, downed utility poles cross Highway 1 in the wake of Hurricane Ida on September 1, 2021, near Larose, Louisiana. Win McNamee/Getty

The update noted that some areas on the East coast could see three to eight inches of rain while "Several tornadoes are probable across portions of the Mid Atlantic today."

The National Weather Service in Baltimore-Washington D.C. issued several weather advisories, including numerous tornado and flash flood warnings.

At approximately 2:16 p.m. ET, the National Weather Service in Baltimore-Washington D.C. confirmed that a tornado had touched down in Annapolis, Maryland.

"Radar confirmed tornado. Seek shelter if you are in the path of this storm!" the National Weather Service wrote in a tweet.

Shortly after the tornado was confirmed, numerous photos and videos were posted across social media.

"Tornado in Annapolis, Maryland Live," Twitter user Fish News wrote in a post.

Tornado in Annapolis, Maryland Live#mdwx #tornado
Long Version:https://t.co/fQevlsLeqD pic.twitter.com/Vlwlkya4h2

— Fish News (@FishNewsChannel) September 1, 2021

The WeatherNation Twitter account posted a video of the tornado in Annapolis seen from a car at a stoplight.

"UNBELIEVABLE FOOTAGE from Maryland where a confirmed #tornado damaged towns near #Annapolis," the tweet said.

UNBELIEVABLE FOOTAGE from Maryland where a confirmed #tornado damaged towns near #Annapolis!

Stay weather aware northeast! #mdwx pic.twitter.com/S0kc6VvBJy

— WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) September 1, 2021

Local news account Eyes on Annapolis shared a photo of a downed tree and power line following the tornado.

West Street Damage. #AnnapolisTornado #Annapolis pic.twitter.com/pPfqxZRu89

— Eye On Annapolis (@eyeonannapolis) September 1, 2021

"TORNADO IN ANNAPOLIS," meteorologist Matthew Cappucci tweeted.

In addition to the tornado, Ida also brought heavy rainfall resulting in flooding in some areas of the East coast.

In another video posted to Twitter by Cappucci, flooded streets can be seen in Maryland as the rain continued to fall.

"Torrential tropical downpours and some street flooding in Annapolis, Maryland. More rounds of rain on the way and some developing supercells west," he wrote.

Torrential tropical downpours and some street flooding in Annapolis, Maryland. More rounds of rain on the way and some developing supercells west. @MyRadarWX pic.twitter.com/cICFU589BU

— Matthew Cappucci (@MatthewCappucci) September 1, 2021

Heavy rainfall resulted was also expected in parts of Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey on Wednesday.

"Heavy rainfall overspreading areas of far northeast PA, southeast NY, northern NJ and southern New England will increasing in intensity over the next few hours, with areas of flash flooding becoming increasingly likely with time," the National Weather Service wrote in a tweet on Wednesday.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette photographer Andrew Rush shared several pictures of the flooding seen in Pennsylvania.

Flooding in Oakdale, Pa from the remnants of Hurricane #Ida pic.twitter.com/BeRbwfKYTT

— Andrew Rush (@andrewrush) September 1, 2021