At Least Six Killed As Tropical Storm Isaias Sweeps Up The East Coast


As of Tuesday night, Tropical Storm Isaias killed at least six people as it made its way up the U.S. Atlantic Coast, including two deaths in North Carolina from a tornado due to the hurricane-strength winds.

Isaias was briefly a Category 1 hurricane when it made landfall in North Carolina. North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said on Twitter that more than 172,000 homes remained without power, even as Isaias moved northward and skies cleared. Cooper said he had spoken with U.S. President Donald Trump, who had pledged aid.

Tornadoes in Cape May, Marmora and Long Beach Island along New Jersey’s southern shore, and tornado damage in Dover, Delaware were reported. New York City, much of New Jersey, all of Massachusetts and other parts of New England went under a tornado watch.

At least 6 dead after Tropical Storm Isaias sweeps up East Coast


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