Torrential rains and flash floods that hit New York and the wider US metropolitan area on Wednesday night claimed the lives of at least 13 people, officials said today.
The US media puts the death toll at at least 22.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, in a press conference he gave earlier, said that nine people were killed. The city of Elizabeth, in neighboring New Jersey, later reported that four people had drowned in this "historic weather event" caused by Tropical Storm Aida: an elderly couple, their son and a neighbor, who lost their lives. inside the same building.
NBC reports a total of 22 deaths, 14 of them in New Jersey.