Monday, February 26, 2024

Hurricanes, floods and blackouts hit the northeastern US

A combination of heavy rain, snow and wind brought threats of flooding and power outages to the northeastern United States on Monday, part of the same storm system that killed six people in Tennessee, where tornadoes tore through houses and left thousands homeless. no light.

The National Weather Service issued winter storm warnings overnight as snow fell in Vermont and northern New York, where up to 10 inches (25 centimeters) of snow could accumulate. Many schools are closed in Vermont.

Rain and snow mixed in New Hampshire; There was minor flooding on some roads in Maine and strong winds were expected in New England on Monday afternoon.

Heavy rain and wind left thousands of Connecticut homes without power Monday morning, and some roads were closed due to downed trees and utility poles. Due to the storms, overflowing of rivers and streams will be a concern in the coming days, state authorities stressed.

Between 1.5 and 3 inches (4 to 8 centimeters) of rain fell in the New York City area overnight, but the storm was moving fast and a flash flood advisory was lifted Monday morning due to gusty winds.

In the Washington, DC area, there will also be rain and mild temperatures turning into slushy snow and near-freezing conditions Sunday night.

The situation in many parts of Tennessee and Kentucky is particularly serious: Emergency workers and community members are dealing with the aftermath of severe storms and tornadoes over the weekend that left many people hospitalized, damaged buildings, car wrecks and blackouts. In total, 11 counties in Tennessee were affected by Saturday’s tornadoes and severe weather. Weather service teams were out Monday to assess the damage.

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