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NJ gov vows to get back on feet as Hurricane Ida death toll rises to 25

By 09/03/2021 9:45 AMNo Comments

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy on Friday morning said his state will get back on its feet in the wake of the historic flooding due to Hurricane Ida which killed many people and destroyed a lot of properties on Wednesday night.

“We’ll get back on our feet — but it may be a long road,” Murphy said.

Murphy also told the media that the death toll of “historic storm” in his area has risen to 25 and that number could rise even further since there are also six people missing.

“We’re still not out of the woods,” Murphy added.

Murphy revealed the floodwaters have yet to subside in some areas.

Meanwhile, Murphy also revealed that the tornado that ripped through parts of the state — destroying some house — “did not take any lives” as “everybody went down into the basement and they lived.”

Instead, “all of these deaths are related in either directly or indirectly to flooding in water, either in cars or homes,” Murphy said.

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