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At least 36 dead after severe rainfall hits US east coast

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The devastating storm in the north-eastern United States in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida killed at least 36 people, local authorities said on Thursday. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said on Thursday evening that “at least 23 New Jerseyans have lost their life to this storm,” while New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said 13 New Yorkers died due to the storm. People were also said to have died in neighbouring Pennsylvania and Maryland. Murphy said that the majority of the deaths in his state “were individuals who got caught in their vehicles by flooding and were overtaken by the water.” De B…

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