The Northeast cleans up after the remnants of Hurricane Ida soak the region

Less than two weeks ago, as Tropical Storm Henri whomped the New York metropolitan area and coastal New England, meteorologists were left astounded when a historic amount of rainfall was recorded at Manhattan’s Central Park: 1.94 inches, the most ever recorded in New York City in a single hour. In total, Henri dumped just over 7 inches of rain in Central Park during its slow churn through the Northeast before exiting back out into the Atlantic.

And then along came Ida.

After putting New Orleans’ post-Katrina levee system to the test and leaving over a million households throughout Louisiana and the Deep South without power (hundreds of thousands of customers

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