East Coast States Calculate Tropical Storm Ida's Damage Toll

OCEAN CITY, N.J., Nov. 15 (UPI) — The U.S. Eastern Seaboard was assessing the damage from Hurricane Ida Sunday as the remnants of the storm cleared out of Maine, forecasters said.

Weather officials warned that while Ida’s soaking rains and winds had largely exited the Eastern United States, rough surf, waves and rip currents were still deemed a danger from North Carolina to southeastern New England, Accuweather.com reported.

Last week’s damage from Ida was wide-ranging, including washed away and eroded beaches, wind damage and large-scale power outages. The damage from Ida’s battering waves is expected to total hundreds of millions of dollars, affecting dunes and boardwalks along the mid-Atlantic coast and sending floodwaters into coastal towns from North Carolina to New Jersey, the Web site said.

Local officials reported that some low-lying roadways in Delaware were covered by water, while in Ocean City, N.J., the flooding from Ida was called the worst to hit that part of the state in a decade.

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