Displaced storm victims seek shelter in Ida’s messy aftermath

The long and expensive post-storm recovery gets underway

Thousands of people displaced by Tropical Storm Ida’s floodwaters — including 600 families in one Elizabeth apartment complex, another 1,000 in Bergen County — sought temporary shelter and worried about where they are going to end up, as the long and expensive post-storm recovery got underway across New Jersey.

Meanwhile, some rivers fed by Ida’s historic rainfall continued to rise, with the Passaic River expected to crest in Fairfield Friday night. President Biden has signed a disaster declaration for New Jersey.

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