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Deadly Storm Strikes Northeastern U.S.

Posted by feww on March 15, 2010

Storm Kills 7, Damages Many Buildings and Leaves Up to a Million Homes Without Electricity

At least 7 people were killed many buildings were damaged and up to a million homes lost electricity after a torrential rainstorm battered northeastern United States.

Most of the damage occurred in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, where strong winds and torrential rains uprooted trees, snapped power lines and flooded many of the streams in the weekend.

Three people were crushed to death by falling trees in Greenwich, Conn, Westport, Conn., and Hartsdale, N.Y.

Doppler Radar National Mosaic
NWS Radar Mosaic. Click Image to enlarge and update. (24-Hr FE ED).

“In Teaneck, N.J., two neighbors were killed by a falling oak tree as they headed home from a synagogue at 7 p.m. on Saturday.” A report said.

A police officer was killed in Rhode Island, after his car hydroplaned in a pool of water formed by the weekend storm.

“In New Hampshire, a large pine tree fell on a car travelling on a highway on Sunday afternoon, killing a man and injuring his wife and child, police said.”

In Ocean Grove, N.J., five homes were consumed by a large fire that was fueled by strong winds which also damaged a historic inn, reports said.

Storm advisories and flood warnings are in place in many areas throuought the Northeast and elsewhere.

Predominant Weather. Click Image to enlarge and update. (24-Hr FE ED).

Hazards. Click Image to enlarge and update. (24-Hr FE ED).

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