New York Flooding Videos Show Water Gushing Into People's Apartments

Several social media users have shared footage of flooded homes as Tropical Storm Ida brought flooding to New York City and the surrounding areas overnight on Wednesday.

The remnants of Hurricane Ida, now a tropical depression, hit New York City on Wednesday evening, bringing high winds, heavy rains, flooding and a tornado warning, as several Twitter users shared footage of their apartments being flooded due to the effects of the severe weather.

One clip, shared by Raws Alerts that was captioned "shocking video shows flood waters ripping through apartments in New York City," showed a large body of water coming through the door of an apartment, completely flooding the resident's hallway.

🚨#BREAKING Shocking video shows flood waters ripping through apartments in New York City

📌#Manhattan I #NYC

Reports of catastrophic flash flooding happening across in New Jersey and New York City as millions of people brace for this devastating floods

— R A W S A L E R T S (@rawsalerts) September 2, 2021

A user in Brooklyn shared footage of the bathroom in her basement being flooded by the storm, as large amounts of water came into the residence through the toilet in her home.

Video footage shared by another user showed her Bronx apartment becoming flooded as water came through the front door of their apartment, as they confirmed that their home was situated at the bottom of a set of stairs.

my bronx basement apartment flooded.

— fran thee evangelist ✨ (@fgarlands) September 2, 2021

Social media users from New York City were not the only ones to post footage of homes being flooded due to Ida, as CNN producer Vaughn Sterling shared a video from his neighbor in Montclair, New Jersey, that showed the house being flooded as water broke through the windows of the residence.

Video from my friend/neighbor @PatrickSims5 in Montclair, NJ. #Ida
cc @SeanMSpiller @LouisCHochman @baristanet

— Vaughn Sterling (@vplus) September 2, 2021

Videos were also spread on social media overnight that showed cars submerged in flood waters in New York City, while there have also been reports of people stranded due to the severe weather.

In reaction to the storm, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who had already urged residents to remain indoors during the storm, issued a state of emergency for the region just before midnight.

"I'm declaring a state of emergency in New York City tonight," de Blasio tweeted. "We're enduring an historic weather event tonight with record breaking rain across the city, brutal flooding and dangerous conditions on our roads."

In a later tweet, de Blasio urged New Yorkers to "stay off the streets tonight and let our first responders and emergency services get their work done. If you're thinking of going outside, don't. Stay off the subways. Stay off the roads. Don't drive into these heavy waters...Stay inside."

The storm made landfall in the U.S. at Port Fourchon in Louisiana at around noon CT on Sunday with powerful 150 miles per hour winds, causing more than 1 million people to be without power in the region.

The storm caused a bridge in Lucedale, Mississippi to collapse, resulting in the death of two people, and has caused flooding several states as it made its way north on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The storm is expected to move into New England states on Thursday, with areas in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts already under tornado watches until 7 a.m. and flash flood warnings beyond that.

Storm Ida in New York City
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 01: A person makes their way in rainfall from the remnants of Hurricane Ida on September 1, 2021, in the Bronx borough of New York City. Several social media users shared footage of their homes being flooded as Tropical Storm Ida brought flooding to New York City and the surrounding areas overnight on Wednesday. David Dee Delgado