27 Oct 2021, 20:59

Over 600,000 homes without power in eastern US due to storm

 NEW YORK, Oct 27, 2021 (BSS/AFP) - A powerful coastal storm knocked down
trees and left more than 600,000 homes without power in the northeastern
United States on Wednesday.

     The state of Massachusetts was the hardest hit, with 495,000 homes
without power as of 9:00 am (1300 GMT), according to the

     The National Weather Service called the situation dangerous and warned
of hurricane-type gusts of wind and many uprooted trees.

     "Travel is not recommended," said the NWS office in Boston.

     Rhode Island was also badly affected, with 96,000 homes without

     The NWS said the situation should improve toward the end of the day and
that the storm "will move farther offshore tonight."

     It drenched the New York region on Monday night and Tuesday before
packing winds of almost 100 mph overnight into Wednesday as it headed north.

     The storm forced the closure of dozens of schools in New England and
brought down power lines and branches, littering some roads with debris.

     In Barnstable, Massachusetts police rescued a woman from her car after a
tree fell on it, local media reported.

     In the coastal town of Duxbury, south of Boston, the fire brigade said
it responded to 90 calls in 12 hours due to the storm.




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