Hundreds of thousands of consumers are out of power in several states on the US East Coast after the Nor’easter storms hit. Violent storms brought hurricane gusts and heavy rainfall.
Nor’easter are storms that hit the east coast of the United States and the Atlantic Ocean part of Canada. Their appearance results in the occurrence of snowstorms or heavy downpours and significant damage caused by gusty, hurricane winds.
Broken trees, houses with no electricity
On Wednesday at noon, local time, more than 492,000 Massachusetts customers were without electricity. Nearly 83,000 customers in Rhode Island and around 13,000 in Connecticut were also without electricity at this time. The wind broke power lines and broke trees.
Around 4.30 am local time (10.30 am in Poland), wind gusts in Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts were as high as 151 km / h, the National Weather Service reported. During the day, the wind gradually weakens.
Flooded streets in New Jersey and New York
Previously, the states of New Jersey and New York experienced heavy rainfall, resulting in street flooding. Until On Tuesday, 11 local time, the first dropped to 127 liters of water per square meter, the National Meteorological Service (NWS) reported.
The meteorological office in New York reported that by Tuesday, by 1 p.m., Central Park had dropped almost 70 l / sq m, and in the city of Islip on Long Island, over 60 l / sq m.
In brave Union Beach, New Jersey, south of New York, flood waters trapped some vehicles, and emergency workers carried out several rescue operations, said Michael Woodrow, Union Beach Police Chief.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy delayed the opening of the office to allow staff enough time to arrive. “If you come across a flooded section, please turn back, don’t go any further,” he told reporters Tuesday morning.
While meteorologists have no longer forecast rainfall for both states on Wednesday, flood warnings are in place in parts of New Jersey and in Orange and Rockland Counties, New York.
However, strong gusts of wind exceeding 60 km / h were predicted, and in coastal towns, including Montauk in Sufflok County, New York, reaching nearly 100 km / h. That morning, there were approximately 14,000 people in New York State without electricity, reported The New York Times.
CNN, ENEX, New York Times
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