A man walks down a flooded street in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021, in Lafitte, La. AP
Egypt has offered its deepest condolences to the United States over the victims of flash flooding caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida that brought torrential rains.
In a statement Thursday, the Egyptian foreign ministry wished speedy recovery for the injured.
It stressed Egypt’s solidarity and support for the government and people of the United States in this painful loss.
Flash floods from Hurricane Ida, the fifth most powerful hurricane to hit the US, damaged homes and cars and caused the death of 46 people on Wednesday and Thursday as it hit a number of states on the US east coast.
The US states hit by the hurricane include Louisiana, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
Louisiana reported 9 deaths, New Jersey reported 23 deaths and New York reported 16 deaths.