Five killed, over 90000 left without power in United States storm

Five killed, over 90000 left without power in United States storm

Five killed, over 90000 left without power in United States storm

The storm killed at least six people, including a man who was crushed by a tree in Plympton and was pronounced dead at the scene.A 77-year-old woman was struck by a branch outside her home near Baltimore.

A nor'easter hit the East Coast on Friday, bringing coastal flooding, heavy snow and strong winds to the area.

In New York, the East Coast's primary transportation hub, many travelers were left stranded, with more than 1,000 flights already canceled at Newark, LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy airports.

Today, March 3, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker declared a state of emergency, effective immediately, to help protect the Commonwealth's citizens and property from the impacts of the storm and expedite the use of Commonwealth resources throughout the recovery process.

Private forecasting service AccuWeather said the storm dumped as much as 18 inches (46 cm) of snow on parts of NY state and Pennsylvania.

In New York, an 11-year-old Putnam County boy was crushed by a tree and a 42-year-old woman was killed in a Brooklyn vehicle crash.

But Pugh said that this nor'easter was moving quicker than the last and that "hopefully we won't have hours and hours of that high-tide flooding".

OH and upstate NY got a foot or more of snow, while Boston and Rhode Island expected to get 2 inches to 5 inches.

Passengers had a rough ride aboard a flight that landed at Dulles Airport outside Washington.

A 41-year-old New Jersey man was killed Friday night when he came in contact with live power lines, NJ.com reported.




The nor'easter moved out to sea Saturday, but not before it knocked out power to more than 900,000 customers from the mid-Atlantic to New England.

High tides on Friday powered coastal flooding in Boston and other parts of MA, leaving streets awash for the second time since a massive nor'easter in early January.

Dominion Energy was reporting power outages across the state, but the numbers were highest in northern Virginia.

Almost 50,000 people in the Washington were without power Monday, and some might not have service restored for a few more days.

High winds also grounded flights throughout the region. Similar incidents occurred near Baltimore and in NY. Gusts of 50 miles per hour to 60 miles per hour are expected, as are downed trees and power lines.

It's a favorable outcome from "the biggest storm of the season", as Jim Mathews, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Sacramento, described it to The Los Angeles Times.

Meanwhile, crews were busy with the cleanup of snapped trees, damaged structures and piles of debris from Friday's storm.

On New Jersey's coast, Charlanne and Abby Nosal huddled on the beach in Avalon despite the biting wind and crashing waves.

Authorities are urging residents of coastal communities to be prepared to evacuate if necessary in advance of Friday morning's high tide.

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