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Tri-state area infrastructure can't handle climate change. Videos and photos of flooding prove it

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Wednesday night was scary. I was lucky enough to experience only minor flooding in my central New Jersey home and was not as heavily impacted by Hurricane Ida as others, but just seeing the damage so close to home was terrifying. Global warming is real—and it's time we take climate change seriously.

At least 14 people died, including a 2-year-old and two adults found dead in a basement after a wall collapsed, Daily Kos reported. Many others are severely injured. Rescue boats were sent out to help people stranded in their cars. Record amounts of rain fell in New York City, with multiple tornadoes touching down in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. Videos and photos of water rushing into apartments, subway stations, homes, and even cars have taken over social media.

As the remnants of Hurricane Ida moved through the northeast, damage was done. The need for better infrastructure is clear. Daily Kos compiled some of the videos below; take a look for yourself.

Flooding killed at least nine people, swept away cars, submerged subway lines and temporarily grounded flights in New York and New Jersey as the remnants of Hurricane Ida brought unprecedented rains to the U.S. northeast https://t.co/KdMEAd5kKi pic.twitter.com/1v1Il2vNuH

It's almost comical to say it at this point, but doing nothing is so obviously not an option. Inaction will cost so much more than passing a Green New Deal, creating a climate-resilient and 21st century infrastructure, and ending our dependence on fossil fuels. pic.twitter.com/pfosPKJr6C

Flooding in New York and tornadoes in NJ might be a........

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