Tropical Storm Isaias Wreaks Havoc, Leaves Millions Without Power

By Kurt Stolz on 5 August 2020
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Tropical Storm Isaias left at least two people dead, two million people without power in the Northeast, and delayed hundreds of flights up and down the East Coast.

The storm made landfall late Monday as a Category 1 hurricane in North Carolina, where it generated multiple hurricanes there and in Virginia, causing at least one death and multiple injuries before moving up the coast.

On Tuesday in New York City, a 60-year-old man sitting in the passenger seat of a car was killed shortly after 1 p.m. when a branch fell and struck the vehicle, the New York Police Department reported.

Multiple tornadoes swept through the region, including in Cape May and Ocean counties in New Jersey.

Approximately 1.4 million householders in New Jersey, 578,000 in New York, and 395,000 in Connecticut lost power, according to data provided by utilities for those states.

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy declared a state of emergency and urged residents to stay off the roads.

The storm left the area by mid-afternoon.

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