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1 year later: Ida's destructive path through NJ left 30 killed statewide

It has been one year since Tropical Storm Ida made a destructive path through New Jersey, leaving devastation in its wake.

News 12 Staff

Sep 1, 2022, 9:33 AM

Updated 661 days ago

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It has been one year since Tropical Storm Ida made a destructive path through New Jersey, leaving devastation in its wake.
Thirty people were killed statewide -- four of the victims lived in the Oakwood Plaza apartment complex in Elizabeth. Three members of the Torres family, as well as 33-year-old Shakia Garrett, died in the building during the storm. 
Ida passed through the state after it was downgraded to a tropical storm, but three tornadoes still touched down -- one of them an EF3. 
It was the first time in three decades the state saw a tornado that strong. Parts of New Jersey received close to 10 inches of rain, causing severe flooding with some areas getting several inches all at once over the course of just an hour. 


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