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Effects of New York and New England Storm

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On April 2nd and 3rd, New York and New England were hit by a massive wind and rainstorm with wind gusts up to 60 mph and flooding near coasts. With rainfall up to an inch per hour, New Yorkers were urged to limit any travel as possible (DailyNews). The torrential rain and powerful winds has left over 4,300 New York City residents without power because of fallen electrical wires. Authorities urged residents to stay away from and report downed electrical wires.

Meanwhile in the south to midwest areas, there have also been detrimental storms and tornadoes damaging homes and towns, even taking lives. In West Virginia, their severe thunderstorms brought on “flooding, downed trees, power outages, and road blockages,” stated by Gov. Jim Justice, who declared a state of emergency on Tuesday for Fayette, Kanawha, Lincoln, and Nicholas counties.

At least 13 homes were damaged and some residents were injured in Fayette County, West Virginia, though none of the injuries were life-threatening. “Some are destroyed, and some have major damage,” Fayette County, West Virginia, Office of Emergency Management director Kevin Walker told CNN. Moreover, 16 tornadoes were reported throughout Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio, Alabama, Tennessee and Georgia, along with dozens of damaging wind reports, with gusts hitting 100 mph in Kentucky.

Traveling back to New York on a darker note, a woman was killed on April 3rd when a tree fell on her car during the storm in Westchester County. Catherine Tusiani was driving north on Route 128 / Main Street in Armonk just after 5:30 pm when a tree fell and killed her. Tusiani was the only person in the car at the time of the accident. An investigation into Tusiani’s death remains ongoing.

 

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