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US Half a million still without power after storm in U.S. Northeast

04:11  05 march  2018
04:11  05 march  2018 Source:   reuters.com

Killer storm exits U.S. Northeast, leaving floods, outages

  Killer storm exits U.S. Northeast, leaving floods, outages A powerful storm that killed at least seven people moved away from the northeastern United States on Saturday but will continue to lash the coast with damaging winds, hampering power restoration efforts and causing additional flooding, forecasters said. The snow and rain had largely ended by Saturday morning, but wind gusts of up to 50 miles per hour (80 kph) will persist throughout the day across the region, the National Weather Service said.Service between New York and Washington along Amtrak's Northeast Corridor was suspended on Saturday morning due to power outages, the passenger railroad said on Twitter.Almost 2.

Some half a million customers still lacked power , according to data provided by 10 major utilities in the Middle Atlantic, Midwest and Northeast . The Massachusetts town of East Bridgewater received nearly 6 inches (15 cm) of rain, the NWS said. The storm also snarled transportation from the Middle

Some half a million customers still lacked power , according to data provided by 10 major utilities in the Middle Atlantic, Midwest and Northeast . The Massachusetts town of East Bridgewater received nearly 6 inches (15 cm) of rain, the NWS said. The storm also snarled transportation from the Middle

A large wave crashes into a seawall in Winthrop, Mass., Saturday, March 3, 2018, a day after a nor'easter pounded the Atlantic coast. © AP Photo/Michael Dwyer A large wave crashes into a seawall in Winthrop, Mass., Saturday, March 3, 2018, a day after a nor'easter pounded the Atlantic coast. Some 500,000 customers remained without power throughout the eastern United States on Sunday evening and New England coastal communities faced more flooding two days after a powerful storm snapped trees, downed wires and killed at least nine people.

The remnants of the storm, known as a nor'easter, lingered on Sunday, with the National Weather Service posting coastal flood advisories in effect until Monday morning in much of the U.S. Northeast even after the storm had passed.

"It’s a total mess down there": Residents rescued from flooded homes

  An entire Massachusetts neighborhood was without power Saturday, and it wasn't clear when residents would be able to return . A front loader was removing debris from the area, CBS Boston reports. At high tide during Friday's storm, Quincy was under water. Cars were left stranded and the National Guard was called in to help people stuck in their homes. The rescues happened throughout the day by boat, truck and front loaders."It's a total mess down there. I'm glad we're out of there," said resident Kyle O'Keefe. "All our stuff is messed up but this is all that matters.

A wave crashes over a house after flooding and surge due to a winter nor'easter storm in Marshfield, Massachusetts, U . S . in this still image from video taken on March 3, 2018 obtained from social media. Instagram/JAMES KUKSTIS/via REUTERS.

Some 500,000 customers remained without power throughout the eastern United States on Sunday evening and New England coastal communities faced more flooding two days after a powerful storm snapped trees, downed wires and killed at least nine people.

Some half a million customers still lacked power, according to data provided by 10 major utilities in the Middle Atlantic, Midwest and Northeast. At one point, 2 million customers had lost power.

The brunt of the storm hit on Friday, packing hurricane-force winds in excess of 90 miles per hour (145 kph) and sending seawater churning into streets in Boston and nearby shore towns, marking the second time the area had been flooded this year.

Falling trees killed seven people in Connecticut, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Virginia, according to local media and police. Two others died in the storm, according to media reports, including a 41-year-old man in Andover, New Jersey, who came in contact with power lines.

Private forecasting service AccuWeather said the storm dumped as much as 18 inches (46 cm) of snow on parts of New York state and Pennsylvania. The Massachusetts town of East Bridgewater received nearly 6 inches (15 cm) of rain, the NWS said.

The storm also snarled transportation from the Middle Atlantic into New England, with more than a quarter of flights in and out of New York's three major airports and Boston's airport canceled on Friday, tracking service FlightAware.com reported.

The problems carried over into Saturday, with hundreds of flights canceled into and out of New York and Boston, according to the website.

One flight landing at Washington's Dulles International Airport on Friday experienced turbulence so rough that most passengers became sick and the pilots were on the verge of becoming ill, the Federal Aviation Administration said. (Reporting by Joseph Ax and Daniel Trotta; Editing by Peter Cooney)

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