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    MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Josephine formed in the Atlantic Ocean on Thursday morning, making it the earliest “J-named” storm in a record-setting hurricane season. Josephine was located 760 miles (1,220 kilometers) east-southeast of the northern Leeward Islands, according to the 11 p.m. advisory from the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami. It was moving west-northwest with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph (72 kph). No coastal watches or warnings were in effect. Josephine was the earliest tenth Atlantic named storm on record, breaking the previous record of Jose, which formed Aug. 22, 2005, according to Colorado State University hurricane researcher Phil Klotzbach. So far this year, Cristobal, Danielle, Edouard, Fay, Gonzalo, Hanna and Isaias have also set records for...
    MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Josephine formed in the Atlantic Ocean on Thursday morning, making it the earliest “J-named” storm in a record-setting hurricane season. Josephine was located 760 miles (1,220 kilometers) east-southeast of the northern Leeward Islands, according to the 11 p.m. advisory from the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami. It was moving west-northwest with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph (72 kph). No coastal watches or warnings were in effect. Josephine was the earliest tenth Atlantic named storm on record, breaking the previous record of Jose, which formed Aug. 22, 2005, according to Colorado State University hurricane researcher Phil Klotzbach. So far this year, Cristobal, Danielle, Edouard, Fay, Gonzalo, Hanna and Isaias have also set records for...
    Tropical Storm Josephine formed in the Atlantic Ocean on Thursday morning, making it the earliest "J-named" storm in a record-setting hurricane season. Josephine was located 975 miles east-southeast of the northern Leeward Islands, according to the 11 a.m. advisory from the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami. It was moving west-northwest with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph. No coastal watches or warnings were in effect. Josephine was the earliest tenth Atlantic named storm on record, breaking the previous record of Jose, which formed Aug. 22, 2005, according to Colorado State University hurricane researcher Phil Klotzbach. Josephine was located 975 miles east-southeast of the northern Leeward Islands, according to the 11 a.m. advisory from the U.S. National Hurricane Center...
    Tropical Storm Josephine formed in the Atlantic Ocean on Thursday morning, making it the earliest "J-named" storm in a record-setting hurricane season. Josephine was located 975 miles east-southeast of the northern Leeward Islands, according to the 11 a.m. advisory from the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami. It was moving west-northwest with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph. No coastal watches or warnings were in effect. Josephine was the earliest tenth Atlantic named storm on record, breaking the previous record of Jose, which formed Aug. 22, 2005, according to Colorado State University hurricane researcher Phil Klotzbach. Josephine was located 975 miles east-southeast of the northern Leeward Islands, according to the 11 a.m. advisory from the U.S. National Hurricane Center...
    Tropical Storm JosephineSource: NOAA Tropical Storm Josephine formed in the Atlantic Ocean on Thursday morning, making it the earliest "J-named" storm in a record-setting hurricane season. Josephine was located 975 miles (1,569 kilometers) east-southeast of the northern Leeward Islands, according to the 11 a.m. advisory from the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami. It was moving west-northwest with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph (72 kph). No coastal watches or warnings were in effect. Josephine was the earliest tenth Atlantic named storm on record, breaking the previous record of Jose, which formed Aug. 22, 2005, according to Colorado State University hurricane researcher Phil Klotzbach. So far this year, Cristobal, Danielle, Edouard, Fay, Gonzalo, Hanna and Isaias have also set records...
    Hundreds in Fairfield County are still without power eight days after Tropical Storm Isaias rocked the East Coast. As of 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 13, more than 400 Connecticut residents were still without power as Eversource continues efforts to make repairs across the state more than a week after the storm struck. United Illuminating reported that each of its 337,528 Connecticut customers have had the power restored. Communities in Connecticut with the highest number of outages are:  Greenwich (56), Wilton (50), Westport (32), Redding (18), Newtown (18), New Canaan (18), Oxford (17), Southbury (17), Norwalk (15) Stamford (14), and Danbury (8). Complete restoration is expected before 12 a.m. Friday, Aug. 14. According to Eversource, “Crews are embedded in...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City More than 2,000 Con Edison customers in Queens remain in the dark almost one week after Tropical Storm Isaias barreled through New York City, leaving, at its peak, 73,000 customers without power in the borough. Dealing with the second-largest number of outages in the company’s history, Con Edison announced last week that power would be restored to all customers in the city by Sunday, Aug. 9. However, by Monday, Aug. 10, about 5,700 customers were without power in Queens, the borough hit hardest by outages, although about half of those without power lost it during separate incidents unrelated to Isaias, Con...
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday said he launched an investigation into PSE&G and Con Edison’s “lousy” response to Tropical Storm Isaias — as more than 29,000 customers remain without power. “Con Ed and PSE&G did a lousy job. It’s a technical term — a lousy job,” Cuomo snarked on a phone conference with reporters. “They were not prepared and they didn’t anticipate what it would take to get online quickly.” The governor said he’s ordered the Public Service Commission to conduct an investigation. Outage maps currently show 24,933 Con Ed and 1,686 PSE&G customers without power as mercury climbs to the upper 90s. A heat advisory is in effect for the region until 8 p.m. Wednesday. Saying he was “personally...
    Thousands of New Jersey residents were still without power Monday, six days after Tropical Storm Isaias hit the region. As of 10:30 a.m., there were nearly 5,600 residents in the dark, according to utility company outage maps. Sunday night, there were approximately 20,900 outages across New Jersey, according to Gov. Phil Murphy. Many residents who had power recently restored were waiting for internet service. Restoration times for those still without power were Monday and Tuesday nights. Here's a list of outages per county, according to outage maps from JCP&L, PSE&G, Rockland & Orange Electric and Atlantic City Electric. ATLANTIC: 11 BERGEN: 411 BURLINGTON: 45 CAMDEN: 23 CAPE MAY: 62 ESSEX: 1,335 GLOUCESTER: 13 HUDSON: 8 HUNTERDON: 192 MERCER: 20 MIDDLESEX: 415...
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – Efforts to restore electricity in New Jersey are nearing completion nearly a week after Tropical Storm Isaias tore through the state. The state’s utilities are reporting 6,659 homes and businesses remain without power, down from more than 1 million. Most of the outages are in Morris, Essex, Salem and Bergen counties. JCP&L reports crews have replaced more than 140,000 feet of wire, hundreds of poles and worked through more than 400 closed roads. The utility is projecting to have the power back by 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. PSE&G says its workers have restored service to 99.5% of the customers who lost electricity during the storm.
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City Con Edison expects that the last customers still left in the dark from Tropical Storm Isaias last week will have their lights back on by 11 p.m. Sunday night, the utility’s president said on Sunday afternoon. Tim Cawley told reporters during a Zoom call that hundreds of field crews were still scrambling on Aug. 9 to repair the damage caused by the storm five days ago. Entering Sunday, there were still 10,000 Con Ed customers in New York City without power. But Cawley expressed optimism that virtually all affected New York City customers would have their power back by Sunday night,...
    Tens of thousands of New Jersey residents were still without power five days after Tropical Storm Isaias hit the region. Many of the 40,000 residents in the dark were not expected to have power restored until Tuesday night -- right in the middle of a three-day heatwave. Scroll down for a list of outages per county, according to utility company outage maps at 8:30 a.m. Sunday. ATLANTIC COUNTY: 163 BERGEN: 7,015 BURLINGTON: 581 CAMDEN: 27 CAPE MAY: 73 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: 18 ESSEX: 4,967 GLOUCESTER: 60 HUDSON: 234 HUNTERDON: 960 MERCER: 124 MIDDLESEX: 524 MONMOUTH: 4,130 MORRIS: 9,160 OCEAN: 486 PASSAIC: 3,373 SALEM COUNTY: 20 SOMERSET: 3,980 SUSSEX: 3,982 UNION: 805 WARREN: 98 New Jersey officials were continuing to "press all major utilities...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Tropical Storm Isaias moved through the eastern region of the U.S. this week, spawning at least 38 tornadoes, 11 of which were in Maryland, according to the National Weather Service. There were 11 confirmed tornadoes in Maryland alone. Here is a breakdown of each tornado in Maryland: TUESDAY: Four tornadoes were confirmed in Maryland by the National Weather Service St. Mary’s County: Around 6:27 a.m. just two miles southeast of Ridge, Maryland, an EF-0 tornado was confirmed. St Mary’s County: A second tornado formed in St. Mary’s County around 6:30 a.m. one mile west of Piney Point with a peak wind of 100 miles per hour. That tornado was an EF-1. Calvert County: A tornado...
    A restaurant in Middletown, Connecticut, is making sure its neighbors who lost power during Tropical Storm Isaias have food on their tables. When Jerry’s Pizza & Bar recently offered a free meal to those without electricity, the response was overwhelming, according to NBC Connecticut. “We decided to put the thing up on Facebook and it just started to go crazy,” said owner Carmela Schiano as she helped prepare several dozen meals for her neighbors. “If there is a family that still is without power or may have lost their perishable food and could really use dinner….. message me on the page. We will take care of you tonight,” the post read. Facebook users expressed their thanks for the kind gesture...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Thousands of dead fish were found in Sullivan Cove off the Severn River in Annapolis. The State Department of Environment says it’s because of Tropical Storm Isaias. Experts say the fish suffocated because of low concentrations of oxygen in the water. They believe it happened because strong winds from the tropical storm stirred the water up. If you noticed a strange smell in the area, experts say the storm also dredged up an algae that gives off an odor, but it’s not dangerous.
    QUEENSTOWN, Md. (WJZ) — Eleven tornadoes have been confirmed in Maryland by the National Weather Service in the wake of Tropical Storm Isaias. Five tornadoes were reported by the National Weather Service on Friday. The National Weather Service also confirmed tornadoes from Tropical Storm Isaias in Worcester, Wicomico and Queen Anne’s counties. National Weather Service confirms multiple Eastern Shore tornadoes from #Isaias in Worcester and Wicomico Counties including in Berlin and Ocean Pines @wjz pic.twitter.com/DJmkumss5i — Mike Hellgren (@HellgrenWJZ) August 7, 2020   Two more tornadoes were reported by the National Weather Service on Thursday. Those tornadoes were in St. Mary’s County and Wicomico County. Two National Weather Service teams surveyed the damage on Maryland’s Eastern Shore Thursday. They worked...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Three days after Tropical Storm Isaias, and across the Tri-State Area there are still many homes and businesses who are without power. In Flushing, Queens, downed power lines and damage from the storm has left many residents without electricity for days. The destruction is widespread in Flushing, reported CBS2’s Kevin Rincon. Trees knocked down power lines, landed on homes and crushed cars. “That’s devastating, across the street there, very, very nasty. Terrible,” said Grace Dunn, referring to a downed tree. For Dunn, the storm was unlike anything she’s ever seen. “We know it was coming. Did we think it was gonna be this bad? No,” she said. Her neighbor watched as the winds whipped through. What...
    WOODBURY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Long Islanders are running out of patience as many are still waiting for their power to return three days after Tropical Storm Isaias hit. Elderly residents at a Woodbury senior complex were stranded in upstairs apartments Friday, unable to operate lifts to get down. Others were on oxygen with medication going bad. Woodbury Gardens has over 200 units, and the average age of its residents is in the mid-80s. The senior residents were at their wits’ end and afraid, wanting to know why a community like theirs isn’t a priority. “People can’t get out of their apartments, their breathing is horrible, and it seems like they don’t care,” resident Donald Esptein said. RELATED STORY: Queens Residents...
    WHARTON, New Jersey (WABC) -- A tree crushed a home in New Jersey during the height of Tropical Storm Isaias, trapping a 7-year-old girl in the rubble. But the homeowner, even though his house was destroyed, is simply thankful he got his family out alive.When the enormous oak tree fell on Greg Ramirez's Wharton home, in an instant the world went dark."Everything just went black," he said.His 9-year-old son was right next to him and easy to find in the rubble, but his daughter Mia was several feet away and buried in debris.Related: Power problems could last days across NJ after Isaias wreaks havocThe house was collapsing around them, as gas and dust filled the stifling summer air. His prayer...
    WYCKOFF, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — New Jersey was extremely hard hit by Tropical Storm Isaias. CBS2’s Alice Gainer traveled to Wyckoff on Thursday and spoke to residents who are still waiting for utility companies to remove fallen trees and restore power. She spoke to the Mackrell family, who told of how a giant tree split and came crashing down during Tuesday’s storm. It’s now sitting on power lines, but, thankfully, they said they never lost power. MORE: Strong Winds From Tropical Storm Isaias Bring Down Trees, Cause Damage Across New Jersey Still, they’re concerned because the tree has been on the wires for two days now. Like many others in the state, it has been a waiting game for crews to get...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The cleanup from Tropical Storm Isaias continues in Westchester County, but many people say it’s not moving fast enough. No power is one concern, but residents are also upset their streets are still impassable. They’re worried they’d be trapped during an emergency, CBS2’s Jenna DeAngelis reported Thursday. Drone Force 2 flew over a dangerous area in New Rochelle. A downed tree and wires have been blocking Bon Air Avenue, a dead end street, for days. “You’ve got a transformer down in the middle of the street there, as fluid spilled and what may or may nor be a live wire,” said Chris Stella. “There are 24 houses on the end here and you can’t get an...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City Con Edison is continuing to work to restore power for thousands of New Yorkers without power following Tropical Storm Isaias. In 36 hours, Con Edison reached the halfway mark in restorations following Isaias’ winds and rain that brought down thousands of trees, 78 poles and other equipment, causing over 580 road closures and approximately 300,000 customer outages. As of 7 a.m. on Aug. 6, a fresh shift of Con Edison employees will continue the forward momentum of assessing damage, providing site safety, restoring power, and clearing trees and downed wires. It is expected that power will be completely restored by Sunday...
    Maybe all it takes to reduce city shootings is an act of God. Just three people were shot Tuesday — as Tropical Storm Isaias raged through New York — far fewer than the two days prior, which saw double-digit shootings amid an ongoing spike in gunplay citywide, cops said Wednesday. A 23-year-old woman was in the passenger seat of a moving car on 109th Road near 169th Place in Jamaica around 9:20 p.m. when someone fired from the street, striking her in the right leg, cops said. It didn’t appear the woman knew the person who shot her, police said. She was taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center by private means. Hours earlier, shots rang out at Ninth Avenue...
    A five-year-old girl who wandered out from her family home in Pennsylvania on Tuesday during the height of Tropical Storm Isaias has been found dead, police announced Wednesday. The lifeless body of little Eliza Talal, who was autistic and nonverbal, was tragically found by police in Fischer’s Park at 10:40am Wednesday morning, around two miles from her home. Eliza had last been seen alive nearly 24 hours earlier around noon on Tuesday, when she reportedly walked out of her home on Spring Valley Road in Lansdale as Storm Isaias wreaked havoc across the east coast.  Her parents reported her missing 30 minutes later and a frantic hours-long ground and air search of the surrounding area was launched by law enforcement...
    WEST CALDWELL, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Restaurants, which are already struggling to survive the coronavirus pandemic, are now being dealt another blow by Tropical Storm Isaias. The storm didn’t play favorites, making an unwelcome visit to the popular Brook Tap House in West Caldwell. “I’m driving by and I look. I’m like, oh my god. It was unbelievable,” owner Michael Conforti told CBS2’s Hazel Sanchez. Powerful winds tore apart the restaurant’s outdoor dining space, destroying thousands of dollars worth of tents and equipment. The Conforti family posted video of the aftermath on Instagram, saying, “The Brook is now kaput.” View this post on Instagram ???????????? A post shared by The Brook TapHouse ???? (@thebrooktaphouse) on Aug 4, 2020...
    CECIL COUNTY, Md. (WJZ) — Cecil County residents and businesses are still cleaning up after flash flooding filled many streets with rushing water following Tropical Storm Isaias. Inventory from Snatcher’s Creekside was thrown out after the basement of the restaurant flooded in the storm. “The basement was completely flooded all the way to the top step, it was level with the top step coming out of the basement, so everything was completely waterlogged,” Tanner Bollinger, of Snatcher’s Creekside, said. Tracking Isaias: Cecil County Flooding Leads To Water Rescues, Including 4 Firefighters Stranded Responding To Call “All the COVID nonsense and trying to adjust. It seems like every time we get a little bit forward, we take two steps back. It’s just...
    MARDELA SPRINGS, Md. (WJZ) — Three radar-indicated tornadoes were reported in the Lower Eastern Shore Tuesday morning as Tropical Storm Isaias made its way through Maryland, the National Weather Service said. Joy Mitchell will never forget the most harrowing t10 minutes of her life. She was sound asleep when she got a weather alert on her phone. Tornado survivor Joy Mitchell credits this cable from keeping her house in Mardela Springs from flying across the road. You can see here where it was lifted off the foundation. We will have her survival story tonight on #WJZ @wjz #tornado #MdWx pic.twitter.com/8ZWRNv2ew7 — Mike Hellgren (@HellgrenWJZ) August 5, 2020   “My phone woke me up. I went to the back door and...
    DARBY, Pa. (CBS) — Isaias is leaving its mark in the Delaware Valley with parts of Southwest Philadelphia still submerged on Wednesday afternoon. The swollen Darby Creek continues to cause trouble for residents in the area of 80th and Lindberg, where residents are dealing with a ton of water. As the creek slowly recedes, the destruction left behind comes into the picture. Like an unleashed monster, the Darby Creek swelled and expanded more than a dozen times its normal width on Tuesday, lapping at and overtaking homes and businesses. Images of evacuations from flash flooding in Southwest Philadelphia told the tale of impact. The creek’s level on Tuesday rivaled only that of another storm named Floyd. He barreled through here in...
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday issued an emergency declaration for several New York counties, including all five boroughs, in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Isaias — and also ordered a probe of utility companies’ responses. “We’re taking an all-hands-on-deck approach and activating every resource at our disposal to expedite communities’ recovery from the impacts of Tropical Storm Isaias,” said Cuomo in a statement, one day after Isaias battered with a force rarely seen since Superstorm Sandy. All five boroughs were placed under a state of emergency, as were several others counties: Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Columbia, Ulster and Sullivan. At one point, more than 920,000 power outages were reported statewide, most of which lingered into Wednesday,...
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday issued an emergency declaration for several New York counties, including all five boroughs, in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Isaias — and also ordered a probe of utility companies’ responses. “We’re taking an all-hands-on-deck approach and activating every resource at our disposal to expedite communities’ recovery from the impacts of Tropical Storm Isaias,” said Cuomo in a statement, one day after Isaias battered with a force rarely seen since Superstorm Sandy. All five boroughs were placed under a state of emergency, as were several others counties: Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Columbia, Ulster and Sullivan. At one point, more than 920,000 power outages were reported statewide, most of which lingered into Wednesday, including...
    BOSTON (CBS) – There are still almost 100,000 people without power across the street after Tuesday’s storm. Eversource is reporting more than 26,000 outages, National Grid has more than 69,000 outages, and Unitil has three outages. Eversource said it’s working around the clock and should have power restored to most customers by tomorrow morning. On Tuesday, about 220,000 people were without power after Tropical Storm Isaias hit Massachusetts.
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City Trees, big and small, came crashing down across Queens on Tuesday, unable to stand tall in the face of a tropical storm that left more than 47,000 Con Edison customers in the borough without power. In all, the New York City Parks Department received over 9,000 reports of downed trees in the borough. Tropical Storm Isaias swept through New York City on Tuesday, Aug. 4, bringing down countless trees and branches across the city. Around 20,500 reports of tree damage citywide were made to the parks department by Wednesday morning. Fallen trees blocked roadways, snagged power lines, crashed into cars and killed...
    US daily case count shoots back up over 50,000 Fast Food Breakfast Has ‘Dried Up’ As Many People Arent Commuting To Work Tropical Storm Isaias Leaves At Least 8 People — Including 5-Year-Old Girl — Dead Since making landfall on Monday, Tropical Storm Isaias has knocked out electricity for millions of people living on the East Coast and has reportedly claimed the lives of at least eight people — including a young girl with autism. © Provided by People Towamencin Township Police Department According to the Towamencin Township Police Department, 5-year-old Eliza Talal of Pennsylvania was found dead on Wednesday about two miles from her home in Lansdale, located about 33 miles north of Philadelphia. Eliza had autism and...
    Hundreds of thousands of Long Islanders remain in the dark following Tropical Storm Isaias, and some may not be able to turn the lights on for several days or even a week as PSEG works to restore power to more than 300,000 customers. PSEG Long Island was working to repair 20,322 active outages that were impacting 308,910 of its 1,162,375 customers as of around 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 5, with no clear end in sight for the company. According to PSEG, it has restored power to more than 220,000 customers, with more than 2,000 crews in the field. Related story - Isaias: State To Investigate Utility Companies After Cuomo Cites 'Failed Storm Response’ PSEG President Daniel Eichorn said...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — More than a dozen sanitary sewer overflows were reported in Baltimore Tuesday as Tropical Storm Isaias brought heavy rain to the city. The Baltimore City Department of Public Works’ sanitary sewer overflow map shows 17 separate incidents on Tuesday, the largest of which led to 410,000 gallons ending up in the Jones Falls. So far, just under 530,000 gallons have been confirmed to have overflowed, though of the 17 incidents reported, ten didn’t specify the size of the overflow. The overflows include: 1901 Falls Road Receiving waters: Jones Falls Estimated gallons: 410,000 1731 East Chase Street Receiving waters: Inner Harbor Estimated gallons: 56,600 1800 East Eager Street Receiving waters:...
    MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. (CBS) — Utility crews are hard at work in South Jersey trying to restore power to hundreds of thousands of customers in the dark in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Iasais. PSE&G is reporting more than 271,000 customers are without power, A-C Electric with more than 61,000. Crews working to restore power on Mount Laurel Street in Mount Laurel since late Tuesday night. “I’m just waiting to get something to come back,” resident Darren Douglas said. Douglas lives across the street from where a massive tree took down power and cable lines. He says the sounds of the crash was deafening. “It was absolutely insane. I was woken up by complete noise, wind, devastation,” he said. It’s...
    PINEY POINT, Md. (WJZ) — Three tornadoes were reported in Maryland Tuesday morning while Tropical Storm Isaias made its way across the state. According to the National Weather Service, three confirmed tornadoes touched down in southern Maryland. Three more radar-indicated tornadoes were reported along the lower Eastern Shore. Crews from the National Weather Service’s Wakefield, Virginia office will be traveling to Maryland Thursday to survey the area for damage from the three tornadoes reported along the lower Eastern Shore before confirming them officially. RELATED STORIES: 2 Rescued After Cars Swept Away By Floodwaters In La Plata During Isaias Storms Maryland Weather: Power Outages, Storm Damage Reported As Isaias Leaves Maryland 2 Tornadoes Landed On Lower Eastern Shore Early Tuesday,...
    The body of a missing 5-year-old girl who wandered away from her Pennsylvania home during Tropical Storm Isaias has been discovered near a creek, police said. Eliza Talal, who was autistic and non-verbal, was found dead Wednesday morning near Towamencin Creek in Fischer’s Park, around two miles from her home in Lansdale, local news stations NBC Philadelphia and WFMZ reported. The girl was last seen wearing a white onesie t-shirt with short sleeves and no shoes, and was believed to have ventured outside Tuesday at the height of the storm that battered the region, authorities said. She likely ended up in a creek behind her home and was then carried by the swelling waters to the park, police said. Her...
    The body of a 5-year-old girl with autism was found Wednesday by authorities in a Philadelphia suburb after she went missing during Tropical Storm Isaias, as the death toll from the storm grows. The tropical storm has now left at least eight dead after moving up the East Coast on Tuesday, downing trees and causing millions to lose power. Some of the worst flooding was reported in the Philadelphia area, where heavy rain caused creeks and rivers to overflow. ISAIAS SLAMS PHILADELPHIA, TRIGGERS MAJOR FLOODING ALONG SCHUYLKILL RIVER AS BARGE WEDGED UNDER BRIDGE The Towamencin Township Police Department said late Tuesday that officials were searching in Montgomery County for Eliza Talal, 5, who disappeared as the storm roared through the area. Authorities told FOX29 that Eliza went...
    YONKERS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Tropical Storm Isaias slammed parts of Westchester County on Tuesday, and the cleanup is expected to be extensive. Video captured the wind ripping scaffolding from an apartment building on Rumsey Road in Yonkers. The metal and wood crashed onto an adjoining parking lot below and on top of a car. MORE: Tropical Storm Isaias Brings Down Trees, Scaffolding & Transformers In Westchester County In Bronxville, a large tree landed on the grounds of the Reform Church. The storm triggered firebursts on Central Parkway just south of the Cross County in Mount Vernon, after gusty winds took down a transformer.
    MELVILLE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Power problems are plaguing Long Island following Tropical Storm Isaias. Together, Nassau and Suffolk counties had more than 300,000 outages late Wednesday morning. That’s almost a third of all customers. Perhaps that’s understandable, officials said, given the storm’s powerful winds, but what’s not understandable, customers and officials said, is the break down in communication, CBS2’s Carolyn Gusoff reported. MORE: Tropical Storm Isaias Leaves ‘Path Of Destruction’ After Sweeping Through Long Island Wind gust up to 80 mph ripped trees out of sidewalks and took out power for hundreds of thousands of customers, leaving many frustrated by the inability to even report the outage to PSEG LI. ⚠️Weve restored power to more than 220,000 customers + deployed more...
    NORTH CONWAY, N.H. (CBS/AP) — Sixty-year-old Joyce Roberge of North Conway, New Hampshire was killed Tuesday evening when a tree fell into her apartment building, police said. It was one of at least eight deaths caused by Isaias on the East Coast. Conway police responded to Kearsarge Road at about 7:15 p.m. after getting a call from a woman who said she was trapped inside her basement apartment. She was safely rescued, but first responders found Roberge dead on the second floor. A photo taken by Conway police shows extensive damage to the apartment building. A woman was killed in North Conway, New Hampshire when a tree fell on her apartment building during Tropical Storm Isaias (Photo credit: Conway police)...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The wind from Tropical Storm Isaias caused widespread damage across the five boroughs. On Wednesday, CBS2’s Natalie Duddridge went to hard-hit Queens, where residents are still waiting for cleanup to begin. #StormIsaias’s outage is the second largest in our long history. With 257,000 customers out surpassing Hurricane Irene; we are focused on safe restoration. Click the link for all the details: https://t.co/RCgS8w99Fu #poweringthrutogether pic.twitter.com/cJzUJP2H33 — Con Edison (@ConEdison) August 5, 2020 The city’s Office of Emergency Management commissioner said there have been more than 20,000 service requests for downed trees and branches across the city, like the one Duddridge saw in Bayside, a silver car crushed under the weight of a tree that came down...
    As Tropical Storm Isaias blasted New York City on Tuesday and left millions without power, the storm's fierce winds sent barriers meant to protect from flooding crashing into city streets. The National Weather Service (NWS) said a 70 mph wind gust was reported at New York's John K. Kennedy International Airport as the fast-moving storm claimed at least one life in New York. "One of the most damaging storms the Northeast has ever experienced," Fox News Senior Meteorologist Janice Dean said on "Fox & Friends First." ISAIAS SLAMS PHILADELPHIA, TRIGGERS MAJOR FLOODING ALONG SCHUYLKILL RIVER AS BARGE WEDGED UNDER BRIDGE New York City's power utility said Tuesday night it saw more outages from Isaias than from any storm except Superstorm Sandy in 2012. People try...
    MECHANICSVILLE, Md. (WJZ) — A 31-year-old Prince George’s County woman has been identified as the driver who was killed in St. Mary’s County Tuesday as Tropical Storm Isaias made its way through Maryland. Tiaesa Sade Lake, of Suitland, was driving a 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis southbound on Three Notch Road near Charlotte Hall School Road in Mechanicsville around 9:33 a.m. when a large tree fell onto her car. RELATED STORIES: 2 Rescued After Cars Swept Away By Floodwaters In La Plata During Isaias Storms Maryland Weather: Power Outages, Storm Damage Reported As Isaias Leaves Maryland 3 Tornadoes Landed On Lower Eastern Shore Early Tuesday, NWS Confirms 1 Killed After Tree Falls On Moving Vehicle In St. Mary’s County As...
    The man killed when a tree uprooted by Tropical Storm Isaias crashed on his car has been identified as an East Harlem resident, according to cops. Mario Siles, 60, was inside his 2014 Dodge van around 1 p.m. Tuesday when a large tree crashed onto the roof of the vehicle, crushing it and pinning him inside, cops said. Siles was pronounced dead on scene. The man was the first and only death blamed on the tropical storm. A woman was also critically injured by a falling branch that hit her while she was walking on Dumont Avenue in Brownsville, Brooklyn, police sources said. Thousands remained without power citywide Wednesday morning after the storm ripped through the region. Bill de Blasio...
    Torrential rainfall spawned by Tropical Storm Isaias has sent the main river in Philadelphia swelling to flood levels not seen in more than a century. The tropical storm left at least six dead as it moved up the East Coast on Tuesday, downing trees and causing millions to lose power. The storm also triggered "widespread" rainfall amounts between 3 to 6 inches, including isolated amounts of up to 10 inches across the Interstate 95 corridor, according to Fox News Senior Meteorologist Janice Dean "The storm is well out of the way but we are seeing incredible amounts of damage, including flooding reports," Dean said Wednesday on "Fox & Friends." TROPICAL STORM ISAIAS CAUSED 147 MPH WIND GUST ATOP MOUNT WASHINGTON IN NEW HAMPSHIRE The...
    PINEY POINT, Md. (WJZ) — Six tornadoes were reported in Maryland Tuesday morning while Tropical Storm Isaias made its way across the state. According to the National Weather Service, three confirmed tornadoes touched down in southern Maryland. Three more radar-indicated tornadoes were reported along the lower Eastern Shore. Crews from the National Weather Service’s Wakefield, Virginia office will be traveling to Maryland Thursday to survey the area for damage from the three tornadoes reported along the lower Eastern Shore before confirming them officially. RELATED STORIES: 2 Rescued After Cars Swept Away By Floodwaters In La Plata During Isaias Storms Maryland Weather: Power Outages, Storm Damage Reported As Isaias Leaves Maryland 2 Tornadoes Landed On Lower Eastern Shore Early Tuesday,...
    The man killed when a tree uprooted by Tropical Storm Isaias crashed on his car has been identified as an East Harlem resident, according to cops. Mario Siles, 60, was inside his 2014 Dodge van around 1 p.m. Tuesday when a large tree crashed onto the roof of the vehicle, crushing it and pinning him inside, cops said. Siles was pronounced dead on scene. The man was the first and only death blamed on the tropical storm. A woman was also critically injured by a falling branch that hit her while she was walking on Dumont Avenue in Brownsville, Brooklyn, police sources said. Thousands remained without power citywide Wednesday morning after the storm ripped through the region. Bill de BlasioAP...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A quiet day will help with clean up efforts from the aftermath of Tropical Storm Isaias across the Philadelphia region. The area anticipates clear skies throughout the day and relatively warm temperatures. It will be a great afternoon to clean up the destruction left behind by Tropical Storm Isaias. The region was crushed by heavy rain and strong winds. The National Weather Service confirmed five tornadoes touched down across Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. A warm front is expected to lift into the region by Thursday, bringing afternoon storms. Some storms can prompt heavy rain, especially for points south and east of Philadelphia. Stronger and isolated severe thunderstorms are also not out of the picture. Primary impact...
    People look at a fallen tree on a car in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Isaias in the Rockaway area of Queens in New York City, U.S., August 4, 2020.Brendan McDermid | Reuters At least seven people were killed as Tropical Storm Isaias battered the U.S. East Coast with rain and fierce winds after making landfall as a hurricane in North Carolina. Millions of people were without power on Wednesday after fallen trees downed power lines. The sound of generators and chainsaws punctuated the sunrise in New Jersey, where more than 1 million homes and businesses were without electricity. NJ Transit train service remained suspended while crews cleared about 150 trees and repair signals and overhead wires. Regional rail service...
    AT least seven people have been killed in Tropical Storm Isaias, which has rocked the United States' eastern coast in recent days. A 60-year-old woman in North Conway, New Hampshire, was found dead on Tuesday night after a tree toppled onto her apartment building. #BREAKING Police confirm that a 60 year old woman was killed when a tree came crashing into this North Conway home on Kearsarge Rd last night. Rescue personnel were able to save one other resident in the home who was trapped in the basement @newscentermaine pic.twitter.com/nDSNHQcB8o— Sean Stackhouse (@StackhouseNCME) August 5, 2020 Cops said the woman was in the second-floor of the building, according to local news station WMUR. Police said they responded to the address...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City Thousands of New Yorkers remain without power after Tropical Storm Isaias blew its way through the city on Tuesday. According to Con Edison, there at 10,345 outages reported with 193,465 Con Edison customers without service across New York City and Westchester.  Queens by far has the most reported outages with 46,409 people without power in total. The next highest number is in the Bronx, which has 22,404 customers still without power. Brooklyn has 8,523 people reported without power while Manhattan has the lowest number with 69 reported New Yorkers without power. Con Edison is reminding customers to not go near any...
    More than 98,000 people were still without power in New York City Wednesday morning — a day after Tropical Storm Isaias ripped through the region, and knocked out juice to the second-highest number of Con Ed customers in the company’s history. Con Edison tallied 5,240 outages affecting 98,215 customers in the five boroughs as of around 8:30 a.m. Queens is the most heavily affected, with 46,528 people still without power early Wednesday. The Bronx comes in second, with 22,409, followed by Staten Island, where outages have affected 20,974 people. A total of 8,236 people are without power in Brooklyn, and only 68 in Manhattan, Con Ed numbers show. In Westchester County, 5,019 outages affecting 94,827 customers were reported early Wednesday....
    Whipping winds from Tropical Storm Isaias brought down trees and knocked out power for millions along the East Coast on Tuesday, with hurricane-strong gusts blasting atop Mount Washington in New Hampshire. At least six people were killed as Isaias spawned tornadoes and dumped rain along the East Coast after making landfall as a hurricane in North Carolina, where it caused floods and fires that displaced dozens of people. Two people died when Isaias spun off a tornado that struck a North Carolina mobile home park. Another person died in Pennsylvania when their vehicle was overtaken by water and swept downstream. Two others were killed by falling trees toppled by the storm in Maryland and New York City, and a sixth person died in Delaware...
    COPS have launched a desperate search after a nonverbal autistic girl vanished from her home in middle of Tropical Storm Isaias. Eliza Talal, five, was last seen around midday yesterday on Spring Valley Road in Lansdale, Pennsylvania. 4Eliza Talal vanished from her home in the middle of Storm IsaiasCredit: Facebook The little girl is described as Asian, 3ft6, weighing 40lb and having brown hair and brown eyes. She was reportedly last seen wearing a white t-shirt onesie with short sleeves and no shoes. Police fear she is at “special risk” of harm as she’s nonverbal and autistic. They released few details about the circumstances of her disappearance, and didn’t reveal if they thought it was weather related. Anyone with information...
    MAYWOOD, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Tropical Storm Isaias took down trees, causing damage and widespread power outages across the area. In New Jersey, PSE&G reported just under 320,000 customers without power early Wednesday morning, and JCP&L had more than 588,000 outages. The orange glow from a transformer fire lit up the sky after the storm in Maywood. Nearby families marveled at Mother Nature’s fast and powerful path through the Garden State. “A lot of high winds and a lot of rain,” West Orange resident Jhon Velasco told CBS2. “As you can tell, a lot of our trees have fallen, so it’s been somewhat scary.” Velasco said it was the worst storm in years. He and his dog Lola were among the...
    NASA’s CloudSat satellite passed directly over Tropical Storm Isaias as it was strengthening back into a hurricane on Monday. The satellite analyzed Isaias before it made landfall in North Carolina, revealing areas of heavy rain and ice particles in high, powerful clouds. “CloudSat passed east of the storm center revealing the large area of deep convection (rising air that condenses and forms the thunderstorms that make up a tropical cyclone),” explained NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, in a statement. TROPICAL STORM ISAIAS FLOODING SWEEPS PENNSYLVANIA WOMAN AWAY IN HER CAR This visible image of Tropical Storm Isaias was taken from NOAA's GOES-East satellite on Aug. 3 at 3.p.m. EDT shows the path that CloudSat observed the storm. (NASA) CloudSat...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Tropical Storm Isaias may be gone but many people are still waiting for floodwaters to recede in parts of the Philadelphia region. The storm left some lasting impacts, including some serious flooding in Manayunk. Early Wednesday morning, the water was slowly receding but several cars were still submerged, many of them parked cars that were not moved in time. Tuesday’s torrential rain and flooding forced the closure of many roads in the area, including Main Street. The Apex apartments on Flat Rock Road were also evacuated. Upstream in Norristown, the Schuylkill crested at 20.55 feet and downstream near Boathouse Row it crested at 13.28 feet. Manayunk is located right on the river and neighbors there...
    At least 5 people died and an estimated three million were without power Poles of electrical cables knocked down by the passage of the Isaías storm by Guttenberg, New Jersey. Photo: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez / . Tropical storm Isaias killed at least five people as it hit the east coast of the United States on Tuesday, including several people whose deaths are attributed to falling trees. Mario Siles, 60 years old, He was found inside a 2014 Dodge truck “with trauma to the head and body,” said a spokeswoman for the New York Police Department and was pronounced dead at the scene, the spokeswoman added. Omg calm the heck down # Isaias # Queens pic.twitter.com/Aj8iko9XKU ...
    LINDENHURST, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Long Island was not spared from Tropical Storm Isaias. It uprooted trees and knocked out power to many. Block after block in Lindenhurst, trees were tangled in wires Tuesday night. “As fast as it came in, it left, but it left a path of destruction with it,” resident Kyle Zeman said. “When the trees were coming down, it was like a train coming through. I mean, the wind was howling as bad as Sandy as far as the wind goes, definitely,” resident Tony Fazio told CBS2’s Ali Bauman. Cell phone video captured one tree snapping on a residential block in Suffolk County. WATCH: Tree Falls On Suffolk County Street — The wind uprooted a towering...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Tropical Storm Isaias dumped heavy rain in parts of Maryland Tuesday as it moved through the region. Some areas picked up over six inches of rain, while other locations picked up closer to two. Rain Totals: Bay Bridge: 6.53 inches Annapolis: 5.65 inches Cambridge: 4.29 inches BWI: 2.56 inches Westminster: 2 inches The rain brought flooding to many parts of the state. Related Coverage: Tracking Isaias: Cecil County Flooding Leads To Water Rescues, Including Of 4 Firefighters Stranded Responding To Call  2 Tornadoes Landed On Lower Eastern Shore Early Tuesday, NWS Confirms 1 Killed After Tree Falls On Moving Vehicle In St. Mary’s County As Tropical Storm Isaias Blew Through Maryland The tropical...
    AT least six people have died more than three million have been left without power after Tropical Storm Isaias smashed the East coast with tornadoes and rain deluges on Tuesday. Two people died when Isaias spun off a tornado that struck a North Carolina mobile home park, and authorities said two others were killed by falling trees toppled by the storm in Maryland and New York City. 17 Tropical Storm Isaias is expected to wreck through the East Coast as it makes its way north after devastating much of North CarolinaCredit: AFP or licensors Delaware State Police told CNN an 83-year-old woman was found around noon under a large branch in a pond near her Delaware home, making her the...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Con Edison says the number of outages caused by Tropical Storm Isaias is one of the largest in its history. Tuesday’s storms left 260,000 customers in the dark, making it the company’s second largest storm-related outage. Con Edison says that number surpasses the 204,000 outages caused by Hurricane Irene in 2011. RELATED STORY: 1 Dead When Tree Falls On Car As Tropical Storm Isaias Hits New York City Hurricane Sandy holds the record for storm-related outages. It knocked out service for 1.1 million customers. By Tuesday night, service had been restored to at least 50,000 customers, but the power company said full restoration will take several days. CON EDISON OUTAGES Outage Map Latest Updates ...
    GARDEN CITY, Long Island (WABC) -- The wind from Tropical Storm Isaias caused widespread damage across Long Island on Tuesday.There were reports of trees down and power outages across Nassau County as it was made clear early on that Isaias would be more of a wind event than a flooding event.PSEG said Isaias was one of the strongest storms to reach the service area in years.Strong winds and hazardous gusts downed trees, branches and wires and impacted more than 368,000 of 1.1 million customers across Long Island and the Rockaways.In Freeport, Isaias certainly rocked the boats and ripped the siding right off multiple homes and downed trees everywhere.In West Hempstead, the power outages were extensive. It was the same story...
    Chatham Asset Management’s $312 million takeover of McClatchy — owner of the Miami Herald, Kansas City Star and other newspapers — was nearly waylaid by tropical storm Isaias. Federal bankruptcy Judge Michael Wiles approved the deal as expected at a remote hearing on Tuesday, but by flashlight after the power failed in his Westchester home. Chatham, majority owner of the National Enquirer, US Weekly and other titles at American Media, won the right to take over McClatchy at a bankruptcy auction on July 10, beating out Heath Freeman’s Alden Global Capital, including with plans to inject $49 million in cash. Chatham also pledged no layoffs or pay cuts and to honor all existing collective-bargaining agreements. The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp.,...
    FOUR people have died and millions have been left without power after Hurricane Isaias smashed the East Coast with tornadoes and rain on Tuesday. Two people died when Isaias spun off a tornado that struck a North Carolina mobile home park, and authorities said two others were killed by falling trees toppled by the storm in Maryland and New York City. 7 Tropical Storm Isaias is expected to wreck through the East Coast as it makes its way north after devastating much of North CarolinaCredit: AFP or licensors The storm had already left mass devastation in its path, having killed two people in the Caribbean and wrecking the Bahamas before it hit Florida on Monday. Isaias made landfall in North...
    MAYWOOD, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Gusty winds took down trees and power lines across New Jersey on Tuesday as Tropical Storm Isaias hit the tri-state area. Saturated lawns from the soaking rains and tropical-storm force wind gusts toppled trees in towns from Morristown to Maplewood to Maywood. The storm ransacked the area quickly, so by late afternoon, curious neighbors and their pets were coming out of their homes to check on one another and check out the damage, including debris and branches scattered across streets and yards. Many told CBS2’s Jessica Layton they had a feeling the storm would be the worst they’ve seen in a few years. “A lot of high winds and a lot of rain, but we have...
    RYE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Westchester County also saw its share of serious damage from Tropical Storm Isaias. CBS2’s Hazel Sanchez spoke to one family Tuesday that had a close call with a downed tree. Six-year-old Grayson Campbell, his parents and nanny were busy eating lunch inside their home on Soundview Avenue in Rye when Isaias rudely interrupted. PHOTO GALLERY: Tropical Storm Isaias Leaves Path Of Destruction In New York And New Jersey Its strong winds toppled the family’s beloved oak tree, sending it crashing through the roof of the home. Its massive branches pierced the attic and Grayson’s bedroom. Thankfully, he was not in the room. “The tree crashed and then a gas leak happened and then we got out,” Grayson...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City Thousands of Brooklynites are without power in the wake of Tropical Storm Isaias, marking the second largest power outage in Con Edison history following Superstorm Sandy, according to the service provider. In Brooklyn, 24,088 customers are in the dark as of 5 pm, with just 1,497 having had their power restored, out of 217,331 outages systemwide. The utility said that restoring power to all who have lost it is going to be an arduous process.  “It’s going to take days, not hours,” said Con Edison spokesman Allan Drury. “It’s going to be a multi-day restoration.”  Drury said 220 additional crew members...
    DOVER, Del. (CBS) — In Delaware, Tropical Storm Isaias brought with it three tornadoes confirmed by the National Weather Service in Kent County. And the damage is significant. This is just one example of what a Dover neighborhood is dealing with. This transformer couldn’t sustain the winds and neither could trees and a number of power lines. Roots of trees, planted for decades are now exposed. (credit: CBS3) “It was unbelievable. It happened so quick, Mother Nature taking its course,” said Anthony Brady. Brady’s home has minor damage but his front yard now needs a major clean up after this tree came crashing down and his carport took off with the wind. “That tree is older than I am...
    LEICESTER (CBS) – Strong winds from Tropical Storm Isaias knocked down trees and power lines across Massachusetts Tuesday afternoon. In Leicester, a large tree crushed a pickup truck. The owner of the truck is a Leicester firefighter who was working on grounds keeping at a religious shrine. “Being on the fire department we’ve been to three of these in a week,” said Jonathan Plante. “This time it was my turn. But nobody has gotten hurt that’s all that matters.” More than 97,000 customers were without power Tuesday evening. Eversource spokesperson Reid Lamberty said social distancing utility crews means just one employee per truck. But there is mutual aid from Canada. “There could be maybe a slight delay getting...
    New York CityFlood barriers are placed on a street as Tropical Storm Isaias approaches New York City on August 4, 2020.Angela Weiss | AFP | Getty Images Tropical Storm Isaias brought heavy rain and strong winds to the East Coast on Tuesday, downing power lines and leaving destroyed property in its wake. Isaias was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm after hitting North Carolina late Monday night, where hundreds of thousands of power outages were reported. The storm claimed two lives in the Caribbean before moving to the U.S., NBC4 New York reported. Photos from the tri-state area and Southeastern United States show how the storm has impacted the country as it moved up the coast.Queens, N.Y. A surfer enjoys...
    A man walks into heavy wind and rain along the waterfront of the Hudson River in front of the New York City skyline during Tropical Storm Isaias in Weehawken, New Jersey, on August 4, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Segar Con Edison, New York City's main power provider, said on Tuesday that Tropical Storm Isaias caused the third largest power outage in the company's history. Only Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Irene caused more widespread outages. Crews are working to restore power, prioritizing buildings with vulnerable residents, like hospitals. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Con Edison, the main power provider in New York City and Westchester County, announced on Tuesday that winds and rain from Tropical Storm Isaias had caused...
    Some Fairfield County communities fared better than others as Tropical Storm Isaias raged through the region, leaving millions of East Coasters without power. Eversource was working to respond to thousands of reported outages as of 4:50 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4 after the storm toppled trees and sent power lines and poles flying across roadways. Many of the towns hit hardest were in the area of the county covered by a Tornado Warning issued around 1:30 p.m. and lasting until 2:15 p.m. Tuesday.  At 1:38 p.m., a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Norwalk, moving north at 70 mph.  That led to the warning being issued for Norwalk, Ridgefield, Redding, Wilton, Danbury and New Fairfield. In...
    OCEAN CITY, N.J. (CBS) — The National Weather Service has confirmed several tornadoes across the area. Viewers captured video of a tornado spinning in Marmora during the height of the storm. The wild weather flipped cars and flooded homes and businesses. From Cape May to Sea Isle to Ocean City, the damage down the shore has been widespread. On 60th Street and Central Avenue in Ocean City, you can see some of the siding has been stripped off of a home from the storm. Dramatic viewer video captured what else happened. Whipping winds peel off part of the roof to one home in Ocean City. Debris is seen flying everywhere and so does a chunk of the roof before...
    More 100,000 Westchester residents were left without power as Tropical Storm Isaias brought whipping winds approaching 80 mph swept through the region, leaving millions on the East Coast without power. Con Edison crews are working to repair a total of 5,401 reported outages in Westchester, which is impacting 77,741 of their 360,045 customers. NYSEG is also reporting an additional 28,209 outages in Westchester. Yonkers (7,937 outages) was hit the hardest by the storm, and there were more than 3,000 outages reported in New Rochelle (5,753), Greenburgh (4,466), Harrison (3,859), White Plains (3,835), Mount Kisco (3,684), Mamaroneck (3,454), Mount Pleasant (3,204), according to Con Edison. NYSEG was reporting more than 4,500 outages in Somers (6,954), Bedford (6,572), Yorktown (5,552), and...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland State Police said Tuesday troopers responded to over 600 calls for service as Tropical Storm Isaias moved through the state. According to Maryland State Police, troopers responded to 152 crashes, 117 calls for road hazards, 25 disabled vehicles and 609 overall calls for service. From 5a-4p today, @mdsp responded to 152 crashes, 117 calls for road hazards (like downed wires and trees), 25 disabled vehicles and 609 overall calls for service. pic.twitter.com/MEJJPQebIY — MD State Police (@MDSP) August 4, 2020 Tropical Storm Isaias moved out of Maryland early Tuesday afternoon, leaving behind storm damage and power outages in its wake. One person died as a result of the storm when a tree fell on a moving...
    ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (WJZ) — With memories of the devastating 2016 flash flood in mind, Ellicott City breathed a sigh of relief after Tropical Storm Isaias rolled in on Tuesday. The 2016 storms saw inches of rain in a short amount of time; Isaias spared the historic downtown neighborhood the flooding rains. “It was gushing. The rain was really coming down,” Ellicott City resident Ed Tucker said. Ellicott City resident Danny Velapatino headed out to see the storm. “I want to feel it. I want to feel the little sensation of nature,” he said. About three inches of rain fell between 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday afternoon. “As long as it’s not pouring rain in a short period of time,...
    DARBY, Pa. (CBS) — Delaware County is seeing some of its worst floodings in years. Several towns were hit hard by Tropical Storm Isaias. Delco emergency managers tell Eyewitness News they’re searching for someone who went into the Ridley Creek in Rose Tree and was apparently swept away. BREAKING: Delaware County emergency managers say they’re searching for somebody who went into the Ridley Creek in Rose Tree a short time ago. The person was apparently swept away. @CBSPhilly — Joe Holden (@JoeHoldenCBS3) August 4, 2020 Streets and roads through townships and boroughs across Delaware County were crippled with fire and police departments scrambling to keep up. Flooded tracks halted SEPTA trolley service in some areas. The heart of Darby...
    Nearly 100,000 Long Islanders have been left without power as whipping winds approaching 80 miles per hour swept through the region as Tropical Storm Isaias sped through the region, leaving millions on the East Coast without power. PSEG Long Island crews were working to repair 2,346 active outages as of 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4, which left 95,980 of its 1,162,375 customers without power. There were 71,135 (14.56 percent of their customers) outages reported in Nassau County, with another 24,068 (3.77 percent) outages in Suffolk County. An additional 777 outages were being reported in the Rockaway Peninsula. In Nassau, there were 35,922 outages reported in Hempstead, 16,628 in North Hempstead, and 16,585 in Oyster Bay. In Suffolk, there were...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Tropical Storm Isaias has brought on water rescues, home rescues and with the Schukyll River expected to exceed flood stage by Tuesday night, the Philadelphia Fire Department says the worst may not be over just yet. “I want to make sure everyone understands the storm is not over,” Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel said. [email protected] members are currently performing multiple water rescues across the city; PLEASE if you can’t see the road #TurnAroundDontDrown! (And of course…stay away from the water!) pic.twitter.com/igwmMzCFBS — Adam K. Thiel (@ThielAdam) August 4, 2020 Thiel is warning Philadelphia residents that although the rain may have stopped by mid-afternoon, the threat of the storm that lashed the region throughout the morning isn’t over...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There were a lot of frustrated commuters in the city on Tuesday night. Though there hasn’t been nearly the number of people taking mass transit since the coronavirus pandemic hit, there were still many piling up at stations not sure how they were going to get to their next destination, CBS2’s Natalie Duddridge reported. “It’s going to be five hours until I get home,” a man named Neil said. Important Tropical Storm Isaias updates: @NYCTSubway is suspending most outdoor service. For line-specific updates visit ⬇️https://t.co/uVxDHPT4kt — MTA. Wear a Mask. Stop the Spread. (@MTA) August 4, 2020 Commuters hunkered down for a long wait, after Tropical Storm Isaias knocked out NJ Transit service in both...
    Tropical Storm Isaias claimed at least one New Yorker Tuesday and critically injured another, authorities said. A man was killed in Queens when a tree wrenched loose by the storm’s powerful winds smashed into his car Tuesday afternoon and a woman was critically injured by a flying branch in Brooklyn, authorities said. The 60-year-old man was hit by the tree on 84th Drive near Smedley Avenue in Briarwood at about 1 p.m., according to fire officials and police. The man was the first and only death in the city as winds from the tropical storm battered the region. Mayor de Blasio urged New Yorkers to stay in doors after his death in a radio interview Tuesday. “It’s so sad we lost...
    Tens of thousands of Putnam, Dutchess, and Ulster residents have lost power as Tropical Storm Isaias rocked the region with extreme wind gusts that toppled trees, felled utility poles and downed power lines throughout the area. Putnam County was hardest hit, with 33,464 of NYSEG’s 38,693 customers reporting outages, with Carmel (11,654), Southeast (5,966), Putnam Valley (4,894), and Patterson (4,460) seeing the most outages. Central Hudson was responding to 606 total outages that were impacting 63,821 of their customers as of 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4. In Dutchess, 30,067 customers were affected, with more than 3,000 outages reported in East Fishkill (9,136), Wappinger (4,810), LaGrange (3,496), and Poughkeepsie (3,084). Outages were also reported in Beacon, Clinton, Fishkill, Hyde...
    Above-ground subway service was suspended Tuesday afternoon as Tropical Storm Isaias ripped through New York City, downing trees and sending debris flying onto the tracks. The MTA said at around 1:15 p.m. that it would be running trains underground only until the heavy winds died down. Transit officials also shut down LIRR service due to the dangerous conditions caused by the storm, “including fallen trees, downed utility poles and power outages.” All Metro-North lines were also halted. Traffic was closed on the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge in both directions and on both levels due to the powerful winds. And the Staten Island Ferry was suspended at around 1 p.m., but resumed service running every half hour beginning at around 3 p.m., when...
    A flood of 911 calls has overwhelmed emergency call centers as Tropical Storm Isaias rolled into New York City Tuesday. A spokesman for the mayor’s office said there were “no technical issues with 911. “Call volume is high due to the storm and downed trees,” City Hall rep Bill Neidhardt wrote on Twitter. “New Yorkers should continue to report downed trees to 311 and call 911 to report life threatening emergencies.” Residents trying to report passengers stuck inside cars after trees toppled over due to high winds were met with an answering service, a video posted to Twitter shows. The FDNY confirmed the “high call volume” but did not say whether the flood of calls caused any issues with responses....
    NORRISTOWN, Pa. (CBS) — A lot of places are underwater after Tuesday’s downpours from Tropical Storm Isaias and that includes the Elmwood Park Zoo. Water came rushing after flash flooding hit the zoo in Norristown. Tropical Storm Isaias Leaves Trail Of Destruction After Heavy Rain, Strong Winds Batter Region Zoo staff quickly worked to move the animals to safety. The zoo will be closed again Wednesday as they continue to clean up.
    Dangerous winds toppling trees and power lines brought to the region by Tropical Storm Isaias has forced the Long Island Railroad to suspend service due to the hazardous conditions that left tens of thousands in the dark without power. The MTA announced that LIRR lines on Long Island are currently suspended as of approximately 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4 due to high winds and the conditions caused by the storm. "LIRR service is suspended systemwide due to high winds and hazardous conditions caused by Tropical Storm Isaias, including fallen trees, downed utility poles, and power outages. We will resume service as soon as conditions safely allow," MTA officials said. In a message to customers on social media, the LIRR advised...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Tropical Storm Isaias unleashed tornadoes, dangerous winds, and heavy rain sweeping through the Tri-State area with nearly as much power as it had after making landfall as a hurricane near Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina.More than 12 hours after coming ashore, Isaias still had sustained top winds of 65 mph (105 kph). At 2 p.m. EDT Tuesday, the storm's center was about 65 miles (105 km) west of New York City, where winds forced the Staten Island ferry and outdoor subway lines to shut down.More than a dozen tornadoes have been reported from North Carolina to New Jersey.EMBED More News Videos Viewer video from Paul Cassaccio shows a tornado in Marmora, New Jersey. A tornado watch...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Tropical Storm Isaias moved out of Maryland early Tuesday afternoon leaving behind some storm damage and power outages in its wake. One person also died as a result of the storm, when a tree fell on a moving car in St. Mary’s County. The storm brought strong winds and heavy rains across the state, triggering tornado warnings and watches — that have since been canceled — but not before several tornadoes were reported around the state. One tornado touched down in Mardela Springs in Wicomico County — uprooting a home just after 6 a.m. A second tornado touched down just north of Girdletree, Maryland at 7:20 a.m. RELATED STORIES: 2 Rescued After Cars Swept Away By...
    Thousands of Connecticut residents are without power as Tropical Storm Isaias brings whipping winds and rain to the region, toppling trees limbs and power lines. Eversource was reporting that 2,879 of its 1,281,259 Connecticut customers were without power as of 1:25 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4. United Illuminated was reporting seven outages impacting 2,091 of its customers. In Fairfield County, Eversource had 544 customers without power in Greenwich, followed by Wilton (539), Stamford (374), Westport (218), Weston (117), and Norwalk (107). Outages were also reported in Brookfield, Danbury, Darien, New Canaan, New Fairfield, Newtown, Redding, and Ridgefield. At 1:38 p.m., a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Norwalk, moving north at 70 mph. That led to a...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Tropical Storm Isaias packed a powerful punch as it swept across the region on Tuesday. From heavy rains to powerful winds, neighborhoods in Philadelphia, the suburbs, New Jersey and Delaware felt the storm’s impact. In Doylestown, the roof of a hospital and adjoining buildings, including one that houses a daycare center collapsed. Several cars in the parking lot were also overturned by strong winds. No injuries have been reported. Earlier in the day authorities in Dover, Delaware declared a state of emergency after crews responded to multiple calls for possible tornado damage in the city. Meanwhile, the city of Middletown is assessing some devastating damage. Flooding was a major issue in Philadelphia and the nearby...
    At least two people were killed as Tropical Storm Isaias spawned tornadoes and dumped flooding rains as it roared up the East Coast on Tuesday after the storm made landfall in North Carolina. As of 12 p.m.. EDT, U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami said the storm now has maximum sustained winds of 70 mph -- just 4 mph shy of officially being a hurricane -- and is located about 55 miles west-southwest of Philadelphia. Isaias is moving north-northeast at 35 mph. "Strong winds ... heavy rainfall ... and tornadoes occurring over southern New Jersey and southeastern Pennsylvania will continue to spread northward along the Mid-Atlantic coast this afternoon," the NHC said. ISAIAS BRINGS TORNADO, FLASH FLOODING THREAT TO MILLIONS AFTER NORTH CAROLINA LANDFALL SPARKS FIRES, KNOCKS OUT POWER...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Tropical Storm Isaias unleashed tornadoes, dangerous winds and heavy rain as it rapidly moved up the east coast into the Tri-State area after making landfall as a hurricane near Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina.ALERT: Tornado Warning issued for Fairfield County, CT until 02:15 p.m.At 11:00 a.m. winds are STILL at 70 MPH with the storm moving at 35 MPH north-northeast. The center is located about 70 miles southwest of Philadelphia.More than a dozen tornadoes have been reported from North Carolina to New Jersey.EMBED More News Videos Viewer video from Paul Cassaccio shows a tornado in Marmora, New Jersey. A tornado watch has been issued for New York City and the entire Tri-State area until 4:00 p.m....
    A man walks into heavy wind and rain along the waterfront of the Hudson River in front of the New York City skyline during Tropical Storm Isaias in Weehawken, New Jersey, on August 4, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Segar At a Tuesday morning press conference in preparation for Tropical Storm Isaias, Mayor Bill de Blasio said a tornado warning was issued for New York City. But the National Weather Service has issued a watch, which means tornadoes may occur based on the kind of storm in the area. A tornado warning is far more rare and means that a tornado has been spotted or indicated by radar and residents need to immediately take action. Follow our live updates of Isaias...