Sixteen people are dead in the worst flooding to hit the United States east coast in decades.
Authorities in New Jersey
, New York
have all declared a state of emergency. In Maryland
, thousands have been evacuated and two youths are missing.
People were forced to leave their homes in New York
and New Jersey
. In eastern Pennsylvania
, up to 200,000 have been ordered to evacuate after a major river overflowed to record levels.
Flooding was caused by several days of heavy rain, produced by a low-pressure system hovering off the eastern shore. Forecasters say more thunderstorms are possible along the coast for the rest of the week.