Photos show poor conditions for Afghan refugees housed on US military base; Ida causes widespread flooding, dozens dead

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CHICAGO (NewsNation Now) — At least three dozen are dead after remnants of Hurricane Ida caused flooding across the Northeast, a thousand miles from where the storm made landfall. The latest from across the region, and an exclusive look at poor conditions endured by some Afghan refugees in the U.S.

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EXCLUSIVEAFGHAN REFUGEES FACE POOR CONDITIONS: Afghans coming to the United States have endured hardship as they flee desperation and possibly war, but when they arrive in the U.S., some of them are temporarily staying in what appear to be filthy, substandard conditions.

LEFT BEHIND: Two Florida women say they’re desperate to reunite with their husbands, who were left behind in Afghanistan.

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FYRE FEST II?: Thousands of angry fans are demanding refunds after the Sol Beach Fest in Texas turned out to be a total flop.

HURRICANE IDA

New York City saw rain like it has literally never seen before, crippling the mass transit system and trapping some commuters on the subways overnight without power, water or bathrooms.

New Jersey’s governor says the death toll in that state has grown to 23 after it was slammed by a massive tornado and flooding.

In Rhode Island, several inches of rain came down across the state, flooding roads and trapping people in their cars.

Four nursing home residents are also dead after they were evacuated ahead of the hurricane’s landfall in New Orleans but subsequently died. 

As President Biden prepares to head to New Orleans for a firsthand look at the damage, he’s also offering help to states in the Northeast hit hard by Ida’s remnants.

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