ida floods

A teenager cleans water out from a car in a flooded Queens neighborhood that saw massive flooding and numerous deaths following a night of heavy wind and rain from the remnants of Hurricane Ida in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

New York residents slam AOC, De Blasio for Ida floods

Republican nominee for mayor Curtis Sliwa, alongside other New York City residents, said Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) was directly to blame for the flooding because of a cutback in sewer cleaning services. On Monday, Sliwa said he has been deep in the sewers many times.