Police: At least 13 storm-related deaths confirmed in New York City

Three people were discovered in a flooded basement at a residence on Peck Avenue in Queens. Their cause of death has not yet been determined.

News 12 Staff

Sep 2, 2021, 9:31 AM

Updated 956 days ago

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At least thirteen people are dead after being found in their flooded residences early Thursday morning.
The most recently confirmed deaths happened in Queens, according to the NYPD. Three people were discovered in a flooded basement at a residence on Peck Avenue in Queens. Their cause of death has not yet been determined.  
One scene included a 66-year-old Brooklyn man, who died after his basement flooded on Ridgewood Avenue. Neighbors say there were three other men in the basement who were able to get out. With a crowd of people gathering at the apartment, one man even jumped in to try and save the 66-year-old. When police came around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, the man was dead.
Severe flooding reached all the way up into the steps of homes, and completely engulfed the sidewalk leaving several cars abandoned on the streets.
Police report similar flooding events happened in Queens - an 86-year-old, a 48-year-old woman, a 43-year-old female and a 22-year-old man were reported deceased after being found in their homes.
The NYPD say three more people were confirmed dead in New York City due to flooding conditions in basement apartments - a 50-year-old man, a 48-year-old woman and a 2-year-old boy.


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