It submerged cars and toppled tractor-trailers, sent waves higher than a two-story house crashing into the Massachusetts coast. Many of the deaths were due to falling trees. More than 235,000 customers were still without power in Massachusetts Saturday night, according to the state’s Emergency Management Agency, after initial reports of 450,000 without electricity. Similar situations occurred in Pennsylvania and Virginia as well in New York.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said approximately 270,000 New Yorkers were without power on Saturday. In New York City, 750 trees were reportedly downed by the wind. Dead people were reported in Virginia, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The governors of both Massachusetts and New York declared a state of emergency on Saturday afternoon, following similar announcements by the governors of Virginia and Maryland on Friday. Though the powerful winds and rain from Georgia to New England caused heavy flooding and flight cancellations Friday, the National Weather Service reported improving conditions “across the Northeast and northern Mid-Atlantic states” for the weekend. 1,400 cancelled flights and nearly 2,400 delays occurred on Saturday. Amtrak had temporarily suspended service between Washington and Boston but announced it will be fully operational on Sunday.