Stranded cars trapped in New York flood waters

In the video, a man can be heard repeatedly saying "Oh my God" as he witnessed what he said are "screaming" motorists "trying to get some help".

New York City Mayor, Bill de Blasio, declared a state of emergency on Wednesday (September 1) night due to what he called an "historic weather event" with record-breaking rain across the city leading to flooding and dangerous conditions on the roads.

Nearly all New York City subway lines were suspended late on Wednesday as the remnants of Tropical Storm Ida brought drenching rain and the threat of flash floods and tornadoes to parts of the northern mid-Atlantic, CNN reported earlier.

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