Isaias leaves at least 5 dead as it rips through East Coast on its way to Canada
Isaias blew high winds on the east coast on Tuesday
Tropical storm Isaias blew high winds on the east coast on Tuesday, killing at least five people. Including a man who was sitting in a van in Queens. New York when the vehicle hit by a fallen tree inverted.
A New York Police Department spokesperson said that Mario Siles, 60, found in a 2014 Dodge van with “head and body injuries.”
The spokesperson added that he was dead at the scene.
An 83-year-old woman found under a huge branch in a pool near her home at noon in Delaware. Jason Hatchell of the Delaware State Police told CNN.
In St. Mary’s County in southern Maryland, a car driver died after a tree fell on the roof of a car.
Bertie County officials said at least two people died when a tornado hit a mobile home park in Windsor, North Carolina. Twelve people injured and were taken to the hospital.
A resident of the community told CNN member WRAL that she was hiding in the bathroom with her two sons.
There have been prelude reports of more than 30 tornadoes along the East Coast.
According to data from the power outage, us, this storm has already lost momentum to more than 3 million customers.
As of 8 p.m., the National Hurricane Center said that Isaiah (ET) had been traveling across the states of New England to Canada.
The Hurricane Center said, “In the last few hours, many reports are receiving of gusts of 40-50 mph (65-80 km/h) in parts of Rhode Island, eastern Massachusetts and southeastern New Hampshire.”
Police officer hurriedly helped a driver
On Tuesday, during tropical storm Isaias, a Philadelphia police officer hurriedly helped a driver who was in trouble.
What makes Isaiah particularly dangerous is its speed. By Tuesday night, the storm was heading north-northeast at a speed of 40 mph. The maximum sustained wind speed of the storm is still 50 mph.
CNN meteorologist Chad Myers said this rapid movement means that Isaias will not weaken much as he continues to sail to the east coast.
This also means that the tornado may fall with little or no warning. Myers said, “If you receive any kind of (tornado) warning on your phone, make certain to pay attention to it.”
Isaias made landfall near Oceania Beach in North Carolina on Monday and Monday, becoming a Category 1 hurricane. It was downgraded to a tropical storm on Tuesday.
As of Tuesday afternoon, more than 61 million people warned of tropical storms. Over 10 million people are under some form of flood warning or surveillance.
A resident of Allentown, about 65 miles north of Philadelphia. Sent a video of her being swept away from her trash bin near Auburn Station Apartments.
Stephanie Eckelkamp wrote in the afternoon, “The rain is slowing down, but the water continues to rise. We are in a valley now, so it may be worse than the rest of Allentown.”
Philadelphia suffered more than 4 inches of rain with gusts up to 44 mph.
The town was forced to evacuate from 6 pm to 6 am eastern time and imposed a curfew.
Sunset Beach police said on Facebook that on Monday night. The wind and water at Sunset Beach in North Carolina washed over a bridge with a “one to two-foot bump”. Jessi Viox told CNN that as the water level rose rapidly, the streets of Holden Beach turned into rivers.
Even before Isaias landed, people had seen the top of the Apache Pier pavilion rising in the wind.
Horry County Fire Department
According to the Horry County Fire Department in South Carolina, multiple buildings on Ocean Island Beach were on fire.
According to WAVY-TV, an affiliate of CNN. The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NDOT) evacuated more than 3,000 people from Ocracoke Island on Monday. The highest point of the barrier island is 3 feet above sea level and can reach by boat or plane.
Hurricane Dorian hit it hard in September 2019.
Governor Roy Cooper said, “The most important thing is that if you are told to vacate, you must get rid of the injury.”
“Try to make a plan to be with friends or family outside the dangerous area.”
Some North Carolina people are eager to increase inventory, not sure how long it will take to recover from the storm.
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