Publicado: Sáb, Marcha 03, 2018
Global | Por Milagro Delgado

Nor'easter to wallop Atlantic coast

Nor'easter to wallop Atlantic coast

Southwest cancelled 10 flights, including one of Los Angeles. More than 600 of those are at Logan Airport in Boston, LaGuardia and Newark. The wet snow is forecast to end around daybreak on Saturday.

Winds will be strong and gusty during the day Friday and into Friday night.

The storm triggered power outages, school closures and transit disruptions from North Carolina to New England.

Coastal flooding, damaging wind gusts, power cuts, and flight delays are expected once the nor'easter slides up close to the New England coast Friday and Saturday.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued a travel advisory for all areas north of New York City, requesting limited travel due to risky driving conditions.

The state of MA is preparing for the worst: Governor Charlie Baker activated the National Guard Thursday in preparation for the storm.

That storm battered areas all along Massachusetts' coast, and local officials said they're preparing for similar flooding.

Next are the high winds, with high-wind warnings in effect for most of the area for Friday into early Saturday. Pennsylvania utilities report at least 65,000 outages in that state.

On the tip of Cape Cod, Provincetown resident Andy Towle took video of a 50-foot fishing boat breaking free from its mooring and drifting dangerously toward the rocks.

Town of Riverhead Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith in a statement said: "Tides will be 1 ½ to 3 feet above normal on top of the astronomical high tides and will occur around the noon and midnight hours".

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"I have a new washer, and my boyfriend just built a wooden platform for it. We got a couple of sump pumps", said Shaffer, who planned to evacuate to high ground Thursday night.

Winds will be incredibly strong across the coast today, with sustained winds out of the northeast of 35-45mph, and gusts upwards of 60 miles per hour.

By 9:42 a.m., Central Maine Power Co. showed 822 customers without power, with the vast majority - 716 - in York County, where high winds were starting to arrive.

Across the East Coast, authorities told residents of coastal communities to be prepared to evacuate, if necessary, in advance of high tides. The National Weather Service has issued a hurricane force wind warning for most of the shore from Friday afternoon until early Saturday.

Because this system will be a slow mover, its wind, rain and flood impacts could be felt for days.

Floodwaters in Quincy, Massachusetts, submerged cars, and police rescued people trapped in their vehicles.

Over 700,000 homes and businesses were without power in the U.S. Northeast, hundreds of flights were canceled at New York's three major airports and Boston's Logan International, and the federal government closed offices in Washington.

The Coast Guard advised "vigilance and extreme caution" for mariners and offshore winds near the MA coast were forecast up to 75 knots Friday night, with seas "building to 29 to 44 feet".

Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 03 (ANI): The powerful nor'easter, which is intensifying rapidly, is becoming a 'bomb cyclone', as it hammered the East Coast on Friday, with howling winds, drenching rain, some snow and surging waves.

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