Around 200,000 residents have been affected by power outages in Massachusetts, around 61,000 in Maine, more than 42,000 in New Hampshire and between 33,000 and 40,000 in Rhode Island and Connecticut. Extensive damages were seen in Connecticut from fallen trees and large tree branches scattered across local streets prompting several road and street closures.
A wind warning or advisory covers nearly 63 million people in 14 states, from the Appalachians in North Carolina to Maine. A ‘bomb cyclone’ is one that drops in pressure by at least 24 millibars in 24 hours or less. The central pressure dropped to a new record for lowest pressure during October. The core of the strongest winds have moved north and out of southern New England. The storm will continue to pull away the next 24 hours, leading to drier conditions. Winds are forecast to last through Friday. The rain will completely lift out of northern New England by Friday.