At Least 5 Dead In Windstorm Wreaking Havoc Across US East Coast

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At least seven people are dead from the storm, and there were still 2.3 million customers without power in 12 states across the Northeast by early Saturday.

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

The three other fatalities include a 77-year-old woman in Baltimore, a man in his 70s in Rhode Island and a 44-year-old man in Virginia, all struck by wind-felled trees.

A 6-year-old Virginia boy and adults in Virginia, Rhode Island, and Maryland also died Friday due to fallen trees or tree limbs.

East satellite show the storm developing and morphing since Tuesday (Feb. 27).

Inland flooding from excessive rainfall and coastal flooding from storm surge will impact much of the area from New Jersey to MA, with multiple warnings in effect for the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, including winter weather advisories, winter storm warnings and high wind warnings.

In Sussex County, N.J., "some people won't be getting power until March 7, maybe as late as the 9th", Drag said. Airports on the East Coast had been experiencing delays and ground stops, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

In Massachusetts, the main concern was flooding.

The National Weather Service in Boston said in a tweet that winds are likely to remain an issue through Monday and that it's monitoring for a potential nor'easter midweek. "We don't want any casualties", she said.

Only a few storms even can compare with this level of flooding, including a 1978 blizzard, a storm in 1991 and January's bomb cyclone, Dougan, the Quincy police captain, said Saturday.

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Floodwaters in Quincy, Massachusetts, submerged cars and trapped people in their homes.

'It could be that the first high tide washes away dunes from one beach and the second washes away houses, Besse said. "We still have 5,700 people out of power". "We're pretty concerned about some roads that have taken a beating", he said.

Central pressure is the measure of how much the atmosphere in the middle of a storm weighs, and it's one of the key indicators of any cyclone's intensity. "They were just in the house and a wave of water just actually knocked a wall right out of the house, and they lost everything". Strong winds took down power poles in Watertown, a Boston suburb. On Friday the county saw more than 1,000 calls.

Schwartz said it's too early to evaluate the damage to homes and businesses.

The number of MA customers without power jumped by nearly 100,000 as Gov. Charlie Baker offered an update on the Nor'easter storm battering the state.

As he and the governor spoke, the number of power outages kept rising.

Widespread street flooding was reported in eastern MA with storm surge reported to be as high as 3 feet. In Boston winds died down significantly to 15 miles per hour, with the rain having stopped between midnight and 2 a.m.

More than half the flights scheduled to arrive and depart from New York's LaGuardia airport were cancelled, with sweeping disruptions at Boston Logan International and New York's two other area airports, Newark and John F. Kennedy International. Amtrak said almost all of its northeast corridor trains should return to service on Sunday. Hornell got more than 14 inches of snow.

The storm knocked out power to 500,000 residences and businesses from MI to North Carolina. If you're someone that is susceptible to basement flooding, check your sump pump over the next couple of days.

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