The death toll from the remnants of Hurricane Ida's blast through the Northeast rose Thursday after fierce downpours and flooding, claiming four times as many lives as the storm's initial landfall.
At least 45 people died Wednesday and Thursday, state and local officials said. Twenty-three deaths were reported in New Jersey, 15 in New York, five in Pennsylvania, one in Maryland and one in Connecticut.
The carnage comes days after Hurricane Ida barreled ashore Sunday in Louisiana packing 150 mph winds. At least 9 deaths due to flooding and carbon monoxide poisoning have been reported Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.
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