Severe Rain Causes 6 Deaths in Eastern US
Heavy rain and strong winds pummeled the Eastern part of the US affecting several states from Maine to North Carolina. Weather experts predicted the nor’easter to bring severe rain and winds. Some areas experienced winds that were hurricane strength. As a result, the National Weather Service issued severe weather warnings that lasted until March 3.
6 Deaths and Damages to Properties
At least six people died when strong winds brought down trees on homes, roads, and other structures. In Putnam Valley near New York City, an 11-year-old boy died when a tree crashed down on a home. In Newport, Rhode Island, a falling tree killed a 72-year-old man. In Baltimore County, Maryland, a branch fell on a woman that resulted in her death. In James City County, Virginia, a branch fell on a car and killed a 44-year-old man. There was also a report of a person who died while in a car at the Stamford-Greenwich line.
Around two million people experienced power interruptions on March 2, Friday. Some of the areas that lost power were Massachusetts, Virginia, North Carolina, New York, Washington D.C., Maryland, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Delaware, and Connecticut. Thousands of flights were canceled due to the bad weather conditions.
Not just rain and winds shut down cities. Some areas of New York got more than a foot of snow Thursday, March 1. Syracuse University canceled all classes due to the snow, which was only the third time it happened in the university’s history. Coastal areas received warnings for inland and coastal flooding.
Law enforcement agencies warned residents about roads that were inaccessible due to downed power lines or flooding. They also told residents to stay indoors to be safe.