(NEW YORK) Storm #Ida Report: At least 46-people have been killed as flash floods caused rains to pour into every part of NYC including the basements and flats in N.J, N.Y, Penn, Conn & Md. #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.03: At least 46 people were killed in sudden heavy rains, flooding and tornadoes brought on in the north-east by the . Authorities are still working to grasp the full scope of Ida’s destruction in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Maryland.

#AceWeatherDesk says The Storm Warnings Were Dire. Why Couldn’t the City Be Protected? …..New York City and state officials knew heavy rains were coming, but their preparations couldn’t save the city from death and destruction after on Thursday, the governor declared a state of emergency for the city and suburbs, saying she had spoken to President Biden and congressional leaders about the need for more money for infrastructure improvements.

Sept. 3, 2021, 5:00 a.m. ET

Despite advance warning, city officials were unable to prevent flooding at susceptible areas like an underpass along Queens Boulevard.
Despite advance warning, city officials were unable to prevent flooding at susceptible areas like an underpass along Queens Boulevard.Dakota Santiago for The New York Times

The warnings and maps seemed clear.

On Tuesday evening, the National Weather Service issued a prediction that a wide swath of the Ohio Valley and the Eastern Seaboard would soon see heavy rainfall from what had once been Hurricane Ida. And one of the reddest portions of those maps — indicating severe rainfall and a high probability of flooding — hovered directly over New York City.

5 pm Mon…Tropical Depression Ida was located 65 mi NNE of Huntsville AL moving NE at 17 mph. The remnants of Ida will bring very heavy rainfall & potentially significant flash, urban and river flooding across the upper Ohio Valley into the mid Atlantic & southern New England. pic.twitter.com/gQeUCWQhPX— NWS Eastern Region (@NWSEastern) August 31, 2021

Those predictions proved true. But the record intensity of the rain, with more than three inches falling in one hour, caught officials by surprise. And on Thursday, as the death toll in the Northeast rose to 43 people,including 23 in New Jersey and 15 in New York, questions quickly arose as to whether city and state officials were caught flat-footed by the storm’s ferocity.On Peck Avenue in Queens, residents tossed out items ruined by flooding.Gregg Vigliotti for The New York Times

The destruction in the New York region seemed especially striking considering that Ida had already blown through the Gulf Coast, hitting New Orleans on Sunday with far stronger winds but with fewer deaths.

It also came in the wake of a series of ever-more-powerful tropical storms — including 2012’s Hurricane Sandy — which have been repeatedly cited as warning signs that the city’s aging infrastructure and subways are vulnerable to the violent weather caused by climate change. The subways, in particular, have come to act as a default sewer whenever heavy rains overwhelm the city’s actual sewer system.

The storm’s devastation underscored the city’s increasing fragility in the age of global warming, but also illustrated how the unpredictability of weather events can topple even the best laid of plans.

The city issued official warnings early Wednesday morning, when the city’s Office of Emergency Management cautioned that the remnants of Ida could cause flash flooding. The city said it also activated its flash flood emergency plan, which involved cleaning out clogged catch basins. It put its downed-tree task force on alert.

State transportation officials were dispatched to clear culverts and other drainage systems of debris, according to the governor’s office, with inspections and patrols to assess rising waters. An array of equipment — from chain saws to hand tools — was deployed, as well as pumps and generators.

By Wednesday evening, the warnings had grown more dire. New Yorkers were warned of tornadoes and urged to move to higher ground. Calls to the city’s 911 emergency system and 311 helpline began to surge around 8 p.m., according to city officials.

For all that, the intensity of the rains surprised forecasters.

Arthur DeGaetano, director of the Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University, said the flash floods of Wednesday night resulted from not one storm but several small storms whose interactions with each other were hard to foresee. In the end, those storms ended up running over New York City, one after another.

“It was just like New York City was on the train tracks, and the storms were a train going down those tracks and they persisted for hours,” he said. “I would say that the forecast for this storm, or the remnants of this storm, of heavy rain over the city a day in advance were actually pretty darn good. I don’t think anybody at that point in time could have imagined six inches of rain in a six-hour period, essentially.”

Indeed, on Aug. 21, Central Park saw rainfall of 1.94 inches in an hour, a byproduct of Hurricane Henri, and the most rain-per-hour in record keeping history. On Wednesday night, 3.15 inches fell in one hour, eclipsing that record.

Although no one could foresee the fierceness of two weather events 10 days apart, city officials in May released a citywide analysis of flooding caused by rainfall.

The report sought to grapple with predictions that the city would experience an increase in “extreme rainfall events” over the course of this century, including a possible 25 percent increase in annual rainfall and a substantial increase in the number of days with more than an inch of rain.

Part of that plan included a commitment by the city to update its flash flood response procedures. Among other things, it said that by 2023, the city should “predraft messaging regarding potential dangers for residents living in basement dwellings to be used for outreach and notification in advance of forecasted extreme rain events.”

The city has also put money behind its effort to make the city more resilient to water, including a $2 billion commitment toward enhancing drainage in Southeast Queens. It was unclear how much of that has been spent.

But the storms that hit New York this week pre-empted long-term strategic planning by city officials, inflicting a more brutal real-world reality: On Thursday, officials said at least 11 New Yorkers had died in flooded basements, most of them in Queens.New York City’s subways have not been able to withstand recent heavy rainfall.Stephanie Keith for The New York Times

For his part, Mayor Bill de Blasio suggested that the experts had led the city astray.

He said that originally, the city was told to expect three to six inches of rainfall over the course of the whole day, something he cast as “not a particularly problematic amount.” Instead, he said “with almost no warning,” the city got the single biggest hour of rainfall in its history.

“We’re getting from the very best experts projections that then are made a mockery of in a matter of minutes,” Mr. de Blasio said. “We need to start communicating to people that we should assume things are going to be much worse in literally every situation.”

There was strong pushback to the mayor’s remarks, especially from elected officials who represent communities outside Manhattan.

“I think anyone who is saying they were surprised or caught off guard is being disingenuous,” said Justin Brannan, a councilman who represents Bay Ridge in Brooklyn and is chairman of the Committee on Resiliency and Waterfronts. “The one thing we can agree on is that these storms are getting more frequent and getting worse.”

Mark Treyger, a councilman who represents Coney Island and Bensonhurst in Brooklyn, noted that a federal plan to study resiliency in the area was recently postponed, even as the city embarks on the $1.45 billion East Side Coastal Resiliency plan to protect Lower Manhattan, which is scheduled to be completed in 2023.

“I’m not questioning the needs of Manhattan in terms of resiliency. I’m questioning the sense of equity across the five boroughs,” Mr. Treyger said.

Mr. Brannan is the sponsor of legislation that would require the city to develop a plan to protect the city’s entire 520 miles of shoreline. The legislation had 38 sponsors but has not moved in part to concerns over cost from the de Blasio administration.

Mitch Schwartz, a spokesman for Mr. de Blasio, said the administration supported the “intent” of the legislation but said that studying even one neighborhood for a plan of that size would cost millions of dollars. The City Council may move to pass the legislation before the mayor’s term ends in January.

A separate $10 billion plan from Mr. de Blasio to artificially extend the southern tip of Manhattan by 500 feet to create a berm well above sea levels that would protect from storm surges seems to still be in the preliminary phases more than two years after it was proposed, with community engagement underway, Mr. Schwartz said.

But Klaus Jacob, a special research scientist at Columbia University’s Earth Institute, suggested that the future of New York City lies elsewhere.

“New York City’s future will lie in its higher elevations, not in its lower elevations,” said Mr. Jacob.

The resiliency of the city’s subways — which suffered switch malfunctions, floods and systemwide shutdowns and slowdowns during the storm — has also been a long-term concern.

On Thursday, the president of the transit workers union, Tony Utano, said that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority needs to “redouble efforts to fortify the subway system against flooding,” including stopping “water from cascading into stations.” Service disruptions continued into Thursday afternoon.

Janno Lieber, the acting chair of the authority, blamed a large part of the problem on the nature of the city’s street drainage system, noting that there were numerous ways for water to flood into the subterranean tracks.

“The subway system is not a submarine,” he said.Gov. Kathy Hochul faced her first natural disaster since taking office.Stephanie Keith for The New York Times

Gov. Kathy C. Hochul — facing her first natural disaster since taking office last week — had warned of a strong storm, issuing a news release on Wednesday morning cautioning that some downstate areas could see “six or more inches of rain” as well as “flash flooding and dangerous travel conditions in several locations.”

She also defended the state’s response to the storm, but suggested that the M.T.A. and other entities could face questions about their performance. “Did we have enough warning? Did we let people know? Should we shut down subways earlier?” Ms. Hochul said.

She said that preparation for flash flooding in the city and elsewhere was not adequate, noting loss of life and property in basement properties. “It’s not waves off the ocean or the Sound,” she said. “It’s flash floods coming from the sky.”

Still, when the rain falls at a historic pace, city officials say there is little they can do to prevent widespread flooding, given the age and condition of much of the city’s infrastructure. Vincent Sapienza, the city’s environmental protection commissioner, acknowledged on Thursday that the city was ill-prepared for these sorts of events.

“Anything over two inches an hour, we’re going to have trouble with,” he said.

Ida’s aftermath: Swollen rivers threaten new flooding in parts of Northeast as storms kill dozens: Hurricane Ida struck Louisiana as the fifth-strongest storm to ever hit the US mainland

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NYC faced first ‘flash flood emergency’ in its history

As the remnants of Hurricane Ida walloped the Northeast, killing more than 50 people, other areas are bracing for the storm’s impact as swollen rivers are threatening additional flooding. 

In Trenton, New Jersey, police officers were going door-to-door Wednesday night and Thursday morning encouraging residents to leave their homes in anticipation of the rising Delaware River. Flooding was anticipated at many Delaware River Basin locations and not expected to subside by Friday morning. 

A car flooded on a local street as a result of the remnants of Hurricane Ida is seen in Somerville, N.J. Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021.

Further north, in Fairfield, the Passaic River is forecast to crest more than 23 feet by Friday evening, police said

Police there have closed at least 16 roads and warned that additional roads could be closed by the morning as the river continues to rise overnight. 

Fairfield Mayor Jim Gasparini urged residents to take the warning seriously, advising that “even though the weather appears nice, river levels continue to rise and the township is expected to have widespread flooding that will affect many homes and businesses.” 

MULTIPLE NATIONAL GUARD SOLDIERS INVOLVED IN MISSISSIPPI WRECK ON WAY TO ASSIST WITH IDA RELIEF EFFORTS

The National Weather Service anticipates area rivers will crest and overflow through Friday. 

“For the northeast north New Jersey rivers, we’re still seeing minor to moderate with locally, major flooding along those rivers,” James Tomasini from the Brookhaven National Weather Service told The Record

North Jersey officials are keeping a close watch on the Passaic, Hackensack, Pequannock, and Rockaway rivers. 

The National Hurricane Center had warned since Tuesday of the potential for “significant and life-threatening flash flooding” and major river flooding in the mid-Atlantic region and New England.

Hurricane Ida struck Louisiana as the fifth-strongest storm to ever hit the U.S. mainland, leaving 1 million people without power – potentially for weeks. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Luis Ferré-Sadurní contributed reporting.

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(NEW YORK) JUST IN: Tropical Storm #IDA Report:A state of emergency has been declared in NYC after it was hit by record rainfall and flash flooding in the aftermath #AceNewsDesk report

#AceWeatherDesk UPDATE: Storm Ida: New York declares state of emergency over ‘brutal flooding’ Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city was “enduring an historic weather event” with “brutal flooding” and “dangerous conditions” on the roads.

Footage on social media showed water pouring into subway stations and people’s homes, and flooded roads.

New Jersey also declared an emergency and reported at least one death.

A person drowned in Passaic, New Jersey, the local mayor said, A tornado also destroyed at least nine homes in Mullica Hill, in the same state.

EPAMore than three inches (8cm) of rain has fallen in parts of New York

The roof of a postal building collapsed in Kearny, New Jersey, with people inside at the time, police said. Rescue crews are on the scene, but it’s not clear how many injuries there might be.

The National Weather Service said it had recorded 3.15 inches (8cm) of rain in New York’s Central Park in one hour.New York police have urged people to stay off the roads and the fire department has said it is responding to calls from across the city.The city’s subway has mostly closed, and many train services and flights out of New York and New Jersey are suspended.ReutersSocial media footage shows flooding in Williamsburg area of Brooklyn (Photo credit: Jaymee Sire)The remnants of Hurricane Ida have been pushing north across the east of the country, having hit Louisiana as a Category 4 hurricane on Sunday.Hundreds of thousands of homes in Louisiana remain without power and New Orleans is under a night-time curfew.

Four ways climate change links to extreme weather Many factors contribute to flooding, but a warming atmosphere caused by climate change makes extreme rainfall more likely.The world has already warmed by about 1.2C since the industrial era began and temperatures will keep rising unless governments around the world make steep cuts to emissions.

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(LOUISIANA) LATEST: Hurricane #Ida reduces to tropical depression leaving Grand Isle ‘uninhabitable’ parish leader says #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.01: The fury of Hurricane Ida has left the barrier island community of Grand Isle “uninhabitable,” a Louisiana parish leader said Tuesday….

#AceDailyNews says that Grand Isle’s police chief has called #Ida the most severe hurricane he had ever experienced as RESCUE EFFORTS CONTINUE IN LOUISIANA AFTER IDA WEAKENS TO TROPICAL DEPRESSION

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A search-and-rescue caravan traveling to the Jefferson Parishcommunity was able to arrive by road but 10 to 12 levee breaks on the Gulf of Mexico side of the island left 100% of homes and other structures damaged, with nearly 40% of them totally destroyed or nearly destroyed, parish President Cynthia Lee Sheng told reporters at a news conference.

In addition, the island – located about 111 miles south of New Orleans — was covered with about three feet of sand, Sheng said.

Grand Isle police Chief Scooter Resweber said he and other officers waited out the hurricane inside the town’s police station, according to The Associated Press.

“I had all the police officers move into the building for safety – and then all hell broke loose,” Resweber told the AP.

IDA AFTERMATH: MISSISSIPPI HIGHWAY COLLAPSES, 2 KILLED, AT LEAST 10 INJURED

“Roofs started to come apart. We could see buildings flying into pieces across the street from us. It’s something that you just don’t want to ever see again.”

“Roofs started to come apart. We could see buildings flying into pieces across the street from us. It’s something that you just don’t want to ever see again.”— Chief Scooter Resweber, Grand Isle, Louisiana, police

Even the police station was threatened, he said.

“When the roof started to come apart and the building trembled, we all got scared,” he said. “We’re grown men but you do have fear in you, no matter what job you’re in, and we felt it.”

The chief called it the most severe hurricane he had ever experienced.

“I’ve ridden out other hurricanes – Hurricane Isaac, Katrina, Gustav, Ike – and this is no comparison whatsoever,” he said. “This is the worst. … It’s just amazing that no one (here) was killed or even seriously injured.”

Elsewhere in Jefferson Parish, which lies along the Gulf coast in the New Orleans area, the town of Lafitte had numerous homes flooded with water, but crews were able to rescue 15 people, Sheng said, according to WWL-TV of New Orleans.

Sheng advised anyone who had left the area to not yet return, given the extensive damage.

“These are not conditions to be living in,” Sheng said, according to WWL.

She said drinking water and ice distribution sites were being set up for those residents who stayed in their homes.

Trash pickup would not resume until Monday, largely because of road and traffic-signal conditions, she told reporters.

Widespread destruction

Also Tuesday, Rob Krieger of FOX 8 New Orleans toured Grand Isle and posted video on Facebook that shows the widespread destruction.

“There are zero services on the island right now,” he wrote, “power, water, and cell service are down.”

Krieger also posted video from Slidell, St. Tammany Parish, located on the northeast shore of Lake Pontchartrain, about 32 miles northeast of New Orleans.

The video included a young man ferrying neighbors around with his boat.

“Really great guy doing exactly what you’d expect out of a true Louisianan,” Krieger wrote in his post.

Hurricane Ida struck land Sunday, with winds reaching higher than 170 miles per hour, the AP reported. The total destruction to affected areas was still being assessed Tuesday.

Before the hurricane hit, Sheng had advised Jefferson Parish residents to “leave immediately,” warning that the hurricane was “unsurvivable.”

The Associated Press contributed to this story.Dom Calicchio is a Senior Editor at FoxNews.com

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(LOUISIANA) JUST IN: Hurricane #IDA Report: Makes landfall at Category 4 with winds increasing from 110 – 150 – miles-per-hour as 200,000 people are left without power #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.30: When Dale Eck, the head of forecast operations for the Americas at IBM, went to bed on Saturday night, he said, Ida’s winds were blowing at 105 miles an hour, which is Category 2-level wind speed. The next morning, he saw the winds had increased to 150 m.p.h., strong enough for a Category 4 classification…..

#AceWeatherDesk says that Meteorologists were amazed by how fast #Ida strengthened from category 2 too category 4 as the storm closed in on the Louisiana coast on Sunday morning, and were stunned to watch its force …

https://twitter.com/abc/status/1432062146192547841?s=21

NY Times Aug. 29, 2021Updated 2:16 p.m. ET

“I got a sinking feeling in my stomach,” he said. “That was one of the worst-case scenarios.”

The storm had evolved swiftly from a worrisome disturbance in the Atlantic Ocean to possibly the most devastating to strike Louisiana since Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Before Ida became a named storm on Thursday, forecasters detected what they thought was just another cluster of thunderstorms, or a disturbance, moving west over the Atlantic, said Ben Gelber, a meteorologist at WCMH-TV in Columbus, Ohio.

It quickly became clear that this disturbance was unique, because it was hovering in an area where the wind wasn’t fast enough to carry the ocean’s heat away from the system, Mr. Eck said. That allowed the heat to stay inside the system, creating the perfect humid environment for the disturbance to intensify into a tropical storm.

“It would have been hard to concoct a path more favorable to this rapid strengthening than Ida’s,” said Robert Henson, an independent meteorologist and a journalist for Yale Climate Connections.

Ida reached Cuba on Friday as a Category 1 hurricane, the lowest of the five hurricane classifications. From there, forecasters knew the storm would be intense, and the only question was just how bad it would get.

From Saturday into Sunday, a cauldron of weather conditions made Ida a devastating Category 4 storm: Its winds accelerated rapidly to 150 m.p.h.; a ridge of high-pressure air off the Southeastern United States shepherded the storm toward Louisiana; and the waters in the Gulf of Mexico were unusually warm and very deep, meaning that there was a lot water Ida could churn up to sustain itself.

The fact that the water was still warm was reason to worry that the storm could continue to strengthen to a low Category 5, said Benjamin Schott, the meteorologist in charge for the National Weather Service in New Orleans.

On Twitter, meteorologists across the country expressed alarm at how quickly Ida evolved into a colossal threat.

“I desperately wish the forecast hadn’t become reality,” said Rick Knabb, a hurricane expert at the Weather Channel, adding that rapid intensification before landfall is “the hurricane scenario we’ve always dreaded.”

Eric Blake, a senior hurricane specialist at the National Hurricane Center, said: “I feel sick to my stomach watching this hurricane. This is a very sobering morning.”

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Aug.30: 2021:

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(LOUISIANA) Hurricane #Ida Report: Massive evacuation underway as coast braces for a storm that is potentially going to of historic proportions according to local media #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.29: As Hurricane Ida barrelled towards the Louisiana coast, residents braced for a storm of potentially historic proportions due to arrive on the 16th anniversary of Katrina, the brutal hurricane that claimed more than 1,800 lives on America’s Gulf coast.

#AceWeatherDesk says Louisiana Gov. Has said the Hurricane #Ida Could be One of the Strongest to Hit State Since 1850s & Due to Arrive on the 16th Anniversary of Katrina …..as National Weather Service officials announced on Saturday night that Ida continued to strengthen in the Gulf of Mexico and was set to become a category 3 hurricane overnight, before making landfall on Sunday afternoon as a potential category 4 hurricane with sustained winds of 130mph (210 km/h), life-threatening storm surges and heavy rain.

Interstate 10 is packed with evacuees heading east on Saturday as Hurricane Ida approaches. Photograph: Scott Threlkeld/AP

State officials warned that Ida was likely to become one of the worst hurricanes in the history of Louisiana, a region known for torrid weather events.

“This will be one of the strongest hurricanes to hit anywhere in Louisiana since at least the 1850s,” said Louisiana governor John Bel Edwards at a press conference on Saturday. “We can also tell you your window of time is closing. It is rapidly closing.”

Tens of thousands of residents in coastal communities in south-east Louisiana were under mandatory evacuation orders. In New Orleans, the city placed those living outside the levee protection system under mandatory evacuation and urged all others to leave voluntarily. There was gridlock on the main highway leaving the city and vast queues at the Louis Armstrong international airport, as officials announced all flights would be cancelled on Sunday.

It was 29 August 2005 when New Orleans and other communities in the region were decimated by Katrina and the subsequent government failures in response. Hundreds of thousands of homes were lost after the city’s levee system failed, leading to catastrophic flooding. The city took years to recover.

On Saturday, Edwards pointed to billions of dollars in federal government investment in the city’s levees to argue the city was better prepared over a decade later.

As Louisiana Residents Flee Region Ahead Of Hurricane Ida, New Yorkers Head South To Help

August 28, 2021 at 11:46 pm

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — As Hurricane Ida gets closer to making landfall in Louisiana, some New Yorkers have mobilized to help.

As Hurricane Ida barrels towards the Gulf Coast, residents are fleeing the region, but there are some New Yorkers who have chosen to head towards the danger.READ MORE: Bus Transporting New York State Prisoners Catches Fire In Dutchess County

“There’s a sense of anxiety,” said Jose Dominguez, chief volunteer services officer for the American Red Cross in Greater New York. “The traffic build-up, obviously, is there … People are preparing. They are taking the message, a voluntary evacuation, seriously and they’re stocking up, so you see some empty shelves.”

Dominguez oversees the volunteer department for the American Red Cross in Greater New York. He and about a dozen others from our area arrived in Louisiana over the last few days.

They, along with other volunteers from across the country, are preparing for Ida.

“We have about 16 shelters that are on standby, ready to be filled,” Dominguez told CBS2’s Kiran Dhillon. “We are setting up the cots. We’re putting blankets on those cots. We have comfort kits, which include hygiene items … We have about 68,000 ready-to-eat meals that are available for anybody who comes to our shelters.”

CEO Mary Barneby heads up the New York region of the Red Cross.

She anticipates that in the days to come, even more volunteers will be deployed.

“Once everything kind of settles in and the storm has passed, that’s when a lot of the work really begins because people then really do need a helping hand. They need resources. They need agencies to work together to get them what they need to get back on their feet,” Barneby said.READ MORE: 2 Pedestrians Struck By Hit-And-Run Driver In The Bronx, 1 Killed

The Red Cross isn’t the only local group galvanizing efforts.

The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management tweeted Saturday that New Jersey Task Force 1 has been activated as part of the National Urban Search and Rescue Response System to deploy to assist with the rescue and recovery efforts resulting from Hurricane Ida.

🌊New Jersey Task Force 1 (NJ-TF1) has been activated as part of the National Urban Search & Rescue (US&R) Response System to deploy to assist with the rescue and recovery efforts resulting from soon-to-be Hurricane Ida.

Follow us for additional updates on the team!#Readynjpic.twitter.com/N83O93Ppk4

— NJOEM🇺🇸 (@ReadyNJ) August 28, 2021

Here at home, the New York City’s Department of Emergency Management says it has no plans just yet to deploy resources.

Meanwhile, the American Red Cross is asking people for financial donations or to sign up to be a volunteer. It’s also asking for those who can to donate blood. For more information, visit redcross.org/local/new-york/greater-new-york.html.

CBS2’s Kiran Dhillon contributed to this report & The Guardian, Oliver Laughland.

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