Montclair Momentum

As Hurricane Ida Recovery Begins, New Yorkers Want A Permanent Solution

The remnants of Hurricane Ida killed at least 49 people in the Northeast this past week.

Power is back on for hundreds of thousands of residents of the region. And in New York City, the transit system is operating near full service. President Biden plans to visit New York and New Jersey Tuesday. But the flood waters have only just begun to recede. And as Sally Herships reports, there’s a long cleanup in store. SALLY HERSHIPS, BYLINE: When the unthinkable or difficult happens, Father Christopher O’Connor at Blessed Virgin Mary, Help of Christian Church in Woodside, Queens, knows what to expect. His parishioners get a certain look on their faces. CHRISTOPHER O’CONNOR: That stare, like, that looks like – I don’t know what to do next.