Bomb Cyclone Leaves Seven Dead, 1.2 Million Without Power
The “bomb cyclone” slamming the northeastern U.S. has left more than 1.2 million people without power and, so far, been blamed for at least seven deaths.
Federal and state officials have warned residents to stay indoors and wait out the storm. It will likely take crews several days to restore power to many areas hit by the storm, the biggest since January’s “bomb cyclone.”
Millions more from Cape Cod to Long Island are still under a coastal flooding warning as big waves crashed against the Atlantic coast, causing beach erosion and property damage. The National Weather Service predicts several more days of rain and snow before another storm hits on Wednesday.
ABC 7 New York showed footage of high tide flooding in Long Island’s South Shore. Quincy, a city just south of Boston, saw rough surf and high-tide flooding as well, according to WCVB.
— N. J. Burkett (@njburkett7) March 3, 2018
— Josh Brogadir (@JoshBrogadirTV) March 3, 2018
Weather Channel meteorologist Greg Diamond said hurricane force winds knocked down trees, damaging cars and homes. All seven people reported dead during the storm were killed by falling trees, ABC News reported.
For many, the legacy of yesterday’s storm will be the winds. Numerous trees were knocked down, cars & structures were damaged and millions were left without power
Here are some of the top wind gusts pic.twitter.com/OX1zDKbEmj
— Greg Diamond (@gdimeweather) March 3, 2018
Weather.us meteorologist Ryan Maue noted that areas west of Albany, New York got more than 3.5 feet of snow in the last three days.
— Ryan Maue | weather.us (@RyanMaue) March 3, 2018
Meteorologist Greg Postrel said we can expect 40-foot waves to continue through the night, bringing more threatening surf to beach towns.
Nearly all of the Western Atlantic is sloshing around … with 40+ ft waves still rumbling through the distant ocean tonight pic.twitter.com/BSL9JGuGsT
— Greg Postel (@GregPostel) March 3, 2018
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