Tropical Storm Isaias leaves at least 6 dead across multiple states

06 Août, 2020, 02:22 | Auteur: Therese Cote
  • Tropical Storm Isaias leaves at least 6 dead across multiple states

"As with most tropical cyclones traveling from south to north, the heaviest rains were seen to the west of the storm's track, while the strongest winds were seen to the east", Unitil reports in a press release.

A large tree fell on a vehicle in Mechanicsville in North Caroline, which led to the death of the driver, as per information revealed by the St Mary's County Sheriff's office.

A falling tree branch killed a woman in DE who was outside gauging the damage the storm had caused, according to authorities. Numerous gusts reached around 70 miles per hour in the New York City boroughs, including at JFK and La Guardia airports, both located in Queens.

The Towamencin Township Police Department said late Tuesday that officials were searching in Montgomery County for Eliza Talal, 5, who disappeared as the storm roared through the area. Tornadoes also touched down in Ocean and Cape May counties in New Jersey, Kent and New Castle Counties in DE and Queen Anne's County, Maryland.

A man in the New York City borough of Queens became the fourth fatality when a tree crushed a vehicle he was inside, local authorities said.

Mr Cooper said the state is also equipped to open storm shelters where people can socially distance. More than 3.7 million lost power across several states as of 10:15 p.m. EST Tuesday, PowerOutage.US notes.

The centre of the storm skirted west of New York City and was about 160km to the northwest as of 3pm (local time), the National Hurricane Center said. Minor coastal flooding occurred on the Potomac River in Old Town Alexandria due to the rise in water from the storm.

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In Bucks County, high winds partially tore the roof off a day care center on the grounds of a suburban Philadelphia hospital, injuring four children.

Public transport services were also briefly suspended, including New York's famous Staten Island ferry.

A swarm of twisters unleashed additional wind damage in the Mid-Atlantic, from North Carolina to New Jersey.

"I'm shocked it's still standing", said Dean Burris, who watched from the balcony of a vacation rental.

The storm was earlier downgraded from a Category 1 hurricane after brushing past Florida, leaving the state relatively unscathed, but it picked up strength as it approached the Carolinas.

Cars and a house are shown damaged by a fallen tree in Bogota, N.J. They had moved most items of value to their second floor, but a mattress and washing machine were unexpected storm casualties.

"Right now, we're expecting it to be pretty near to the Connecticut River Valley as it heads north", she says.

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