Mar 05, 2018

Nor'easter Storm Floods East Coast

The storm has knocked out power lines, flooded homes and left eight people dead

Nor'easter brings record floods to East Coast

A deadly storm—dubbed a nor'easter—devastated the East Coast, knocked out power lines, flooded homes and led to the death of eight people March 2 to 3. At the storm's peak, winds reached 93 mph and knocked out power lines for more than 2 million people, according to The Washington Post. Boston Harbor faced the third highest tide in the past decade at a peak of 14.67 ft, with the first highest tide during the Jan. 4 bomb cyclone peaking at 15.16 ft. The nor'easter storm reached bombogenesis Friday evening, meaning the low-pressure system dropped 24 millibars in 24 hours, reported ABC News.

The Massachusetts town of East Bridgewater received record rainfalls at 5.74 in. of rain and farther north in Cobleskill, N.Y., the snow hit 39.3 in. In Quincy, Mass., first responders rescued more than 50 people from high flood waters and homes damaged by felled trees. Floodwaters have damaged homes across the coast, even causing foundations to split.

“Many of my neighbors’ houses are flooded and some of them destroyed with foundations that collapsed,” John Eye told CNN from Weymouth, Mass.

The nor’easter has led to Amtrak closing their Northeast Corridor lines and more than 3,000 domestic and international flights were canceled Friday, March 2. Officials are working to restore power to more than 2 million people across the East Coast.