Hurricane Ida and Indian Losses - Tale of Horror
It used to be dream of many kid working in any of the high rises of New York. It is one of the happening city around the world and many people would love to make a visit to this part of world. Often referred to as the 'Big Apple', this vibrant city is known for its exclusive shops, flashy Broadway performances, and high-flying business set-ups. It's a city that has long captivated people from all over the world.
However, everything turns upside down to the city, the moment the city get struck with Hurricane Ida. The rampaging Hurricane Ida, which made landfall on August 29 in Port Fourchon, Louisiana, is the second-most destructive hurricane to hit the state on record, only after Hurricane Katrina (2005). All the social media platform, were flashing the news and many clips surfaced of the devastation caused by the hurricane and flash flood.
Tale of horror and chaos can be seen in every parts of the state, be it Louisina, New Jersey, Hurricane Ida has left woes and suffering to life of many people. Indians are not too left behind in the loss, and as per the confirmed report, 4 Indian origin person have been killed due to flash flood. Recounting the last minute of these people is too scary and making me goosebumps.
Dhanush Reddy from Edison died after being swept into a 36-inch storm sewer pipe in South Plainfield, New Jersey. The rescue team could not saved thr life and Dhanush's body is found in a wooded area a few miles away the day after he drowned.
In another incident, Tara Ramskriet and her 22-year-old son, Nick, drowned. Tara's husband tried to save her by holding her hand but could not manage due to strong water flows.
In one of the most heart breaking incident, Malathi Kanche, 46, a software designer, was driving home with her 15-year-old daughter when her vehicle halted in waist-deep floodwater. Both of them try to hold onto a tree as floodwaters were pulling them but the tree fell, pulling Kanche and her daughter in the torrent.
Emergency has already been declared in the state. The officials are working hard day and night to bring the city back to its roots. Hurricane Ida has battered the civic infrastructure in the northeastern states of the US. The storm has caused at least USD 50 billion in damages, and more than 60 life lost.
I pray for the speedy recovery and hope the happening city get back to normal sooner.