A Giant Sinkhole Swallows a Van After Storms Batter New York

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Several storm systems brought up to 4 inches of rain, flooding some subway stations and generated sinkholes

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One video showed a van and another car parked on a street as it slowly became a sinkhole. The van tipped sideways into the sinkhole while the other car teetered on a ledge.

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The storms were caused in part by a warm front and then a cold front, said Joe Pollina, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in New York.

The storm systems also brought heavy rain to New Jersey. Videos taken there showed entire cars engulfed in water.

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In September, Hurricane Ida unleashed heavy floods and rain in the Northeast that were blamed for the deaths of at least 45 people.

The rain was set to ease up in New York on Tuesday, but the NWS in New York issued a heat advisory as the heat index, which tracks how the combination of heat and humidity feels, was set to reach triple digits.

Dangerous heat was also in the forecast for more than 100 million people on Tuesday in parts of central California and the Central and Southern Plains, according to the National Weather Service,

In Europe, extreme heat in recent days has been fueling wildfires across the continent. The hot temperatures have been especially dangerous in the UK, where most of the infrastructure wasn’t built to keep people cool. The temperature was said to reach 104 degrees Fahrenheit in southeast England on Tuesday, the hottest ever recorded in the UK

Write to Alyssa Lukpat at [email protected]

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