Hurricane Ida was the 4th hurricane in the 2021 Atlantic storm season and has recently become the 6th-costliest hurricane on record.
Ida travelled from Southeastern states to Northeastern states of the United States and caused extensive damage to multiple states. The East Coast, specifically New York and New Jersey, experienced a torrent of rain, which has led to heavy flooding across the two states.
Airports, in particular, are facing immense pressure, like Newark, JFK, and LaGuardia have all cancelled hundreds of flights and closed off sections to deal with the flooding. Terminals, ramps, and baggage sections within the airport, along with all the roads that lead to and from the airport were affected by the flood. Subway, commuter rail, and bus services were cancelled as well.
Passengers were trapped indoors with nowhere to go, and in total, roughly 512 flights have been cancelled in the New York area over Labour Day Weekend, further forcing passengers to stay stranded in the airports.
Public transportation services are slowly resuming, but as the states are still recovering, the services are still traffic-packed, and much more limited than usual. It may take a few days for states to fully recuperate, but taking their time and remaining safe is of the utmost importance.