According to the latest data, due to heavy rains and flooding, 23 people were killed in New Jersey, 15 – in New York State.
“The presidential decree authorizes the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to coordinate all efforts to eliminate the consequences of the disaster,” the White House said in a statement.
Prolonged heavy rains hit the East Coast of the United States; bad weather covered the metropolitan region, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York. Local TV channels broadcast footage of flooded streets, overflowing rivers, flooded houses. Local authorities are evacuating.