As heavy rains continue to fall in the Northeastern United States, rescue efforts are ongoing in flooded areas. The heaviest impact moved from New York state to Vermont on Tuesday. There, among other things, the center of the capital Montpellier was mostly under water.
“The devastation and flooding we’re seeing across Vermont is historic and catastrophic,” said Gov. Bill Scott. The state’s flooding has been compared to the effects of Hurricane Irene in 2011.
On Monday, the media reported that a woman had died due to exceptionally heavy rain in neighboring New York state. A 30-year-old Orange County man drowned while trying to escape a flooded home with his dog, a county spokeswoman said. The area around the Hudson River leading to New York City was particularly affected.
Flooding occurs during many extreme weather events in North America and around the world. Canada is experiencing unprecedentedly severe wildfires, with smoke blanketing several major US cities such as New York and Chicago.
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