People clean up their flooded homes in a Queens neighborhood that saw massive flooding and numerous deaths following a night of heavy wind and rain from the remnants of Hurricane Ida on September 03, 2021 in New York City. Over 40 people were killed on the East Coast by tornadoes and flash floods did heavy damage to parts of New York and New Jersey as the evening storm caught many off guard with the severity of its rain, wind and flooding. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Congresswoman Grace Meng, who represents parts of Queens in the U.S. House of Representatives, said the city and state needed to fix outdated sewer systems. “New Yorkers experience flooded homes even without ‘excessive rain,’” she said. “My constituents, including the families of those who died don’t have time for this blame game.” (Credit: Spencer Platt/Bloomberg)

(Bloomberg) — New York City has denied every property damage claim related to Hurricane Ida, pointing to a 1907 ruling as the reason why.

Each of the 4,703 claims filed related to the deadly hurricane was met with a letter of denial signed by city Comptroller Brad Lander.

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