Residents of Queens, New York, in the aftermath of flooding from September’s Hurricane Ida.Jeenah Moon/The Washington Post/Getty
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When Hurricane Ida hit New York City on September 16, it dumped more than three inches of rain an hour. Sewers overflowed, streets turned into rivers, and thousands of homes and basements across the city’s five boroughs flooded.