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NY, NJ officials vow to improve extreme weather resilience as Ida death toll rises to 46

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By Maria Caspani and Julia Harte NEW YORK (Reuters) -Officials in New York and New Jersey said on Friday that improvements to infrastructure were needed to deal with extreme weather events after flash flooding from Hurricane Ida caught the U.S. Northeast off guard, killing at least 46 people. Ida struck the Gulf coast Sunday as a Category 4 storm and marched northward through the eastern United States, culminating in high-intensity rains and fast-rising floods in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut and New York on Wednesday night. Thousands of people were stranded in their homes or cars and …

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