Two additional fatalities have unfortunately been reported in New Jersey, bringing the statewide total to 27. Additionally, four people are currently reported missing.
The White House said that President Biden will visit Manville, New Jersey on Tuesday to survey the damage caused by Tropical Storm Ida.
Tropical Storm Ida is the second deadliest storm to hit New Jersey. With 27 casualties reported as of now, it is second to Superstorm Sandy, which killed 37 in October 2012.
Governor Murphy says he intends to ask the Biden administration for additional resources and assistance.
On Tuesday, @POTUS and I will survey devastating damage from Tropical Storm Ida in Manville. We’re grateful for the President’s leadership and support as we recover from this storm. Together, we will help New Jerseyans rebuild.https://t.co/srIK5Fepyc
— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) September 4, 2021
As New Jersey begins recovery from Ida destruction, @GovMurphy says “the resources and the support of the federal government is vital,” praising Pres. Biden and FEMA; “As a proactive matter, we need Congress to step up right now.” pic.twitter.com/zzoM565eK5
— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) September 5, 2021
WAIT FOR IT: Terrifying basement wall collapse caught on video in Cranford, NJ during tropical storm Ida. pic.twitter.com/7YEpV1qves
— LNN news (@LakewoodNewsNet) September 3, 2021