IDA’s AFTERMATH: NYPD continues recovery efforts after Ida rips through region
The NYPD is continuing its storm recovery efforts into dusk as the death toll continues to rise across the tri-state area.
" I want to acknowledge the men and women of the NYPD for their tireless and heroic efforts throughout the night,” said NYPD Chief Rodney Harrison.
He says their efforts won’t stop but rather continue as there is more work to be done.
The NYPD tells News 12 that due to the storm, 25 families had to be relocated and 496 vehicles have been abandoned citywide.
He says there were 69 water rescues citywide, with 13 rescues in the Bronx, five in Brooklyn and 18 at the US Open.
Chief Harrison tells News 12 that they are doing what they can to make sure everyone is safe as recovery continues.
“We're doing surveys, especially in those precincts and areas that are affected the most by the storm. we have our community groups as well as our detective squads. working together, knocking on doors making sure that there are no individuals or families trapped in any residence throughout the city,” said Chief Harrison.
The death toll in New York City is at 13 and the NYPD says it does not expect that number to rise.