(CNN)More than 3.1 million homes and businesses have no electrical power after the powerful storm Isaias whipped through the mid-Atlantic and Northeast on Monday and Tuesday.
According to a tally from Poweroutage.US, the outages were concentrated in the tri-state area: As of Wednesday morning, power was out for nearly a million people in New Jersey, about 775,000 people in New York, and about 700,000 in Connecticut. In all, outages stretched from North Carolina up to Maine.The storm system also killed several people as it ripped through the East Coast after making landfall as a Category 1 hurricane on Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, Monday.Isaias brought hurricane-force wind gusts to Long Island, according to unofficial reports from the National Weather Service. Peak wind gusts reached 67 mph in Greenwich, Connecticut, 68 mph at Newark Airport in New Jersey, and over 75 mph in multiple parts of New York’s Suffolk County, the weather service said.The storm, now a post-tropical cyclone, has moved into southeastern Canada, bringing heavy rain and powerful winds over the province of Quebec.Read MoreUtility poles were felled Tuesday by Tropical Storm Isaias as it hit Guttenberg, New Jersey.As of Wednesday morning, the storm’s maximum sustained winds were about 40 mph and it is expected to get weaker, the National Hurricane Center said, adding the storm is likely to dissipate Wednesday night or Thursday. A wind advisory was in effect for all of eastern and Northern Maine until early Wednesday morning, according to the National Weather Service in Caribou. “We are seeing numerous reports of Gusty Winds 35-45mph within Showers & behind the precipitation. We could see gusts as high as 50mph. This may cause downed trees on power lines,” the service said on Twitter. Track the storm’s path 5 dead in storm’s path At least two people were killed when a tornado struck a mobile home park in Windsor, North Carolina, Bertie County officials said. Twelve people were injured and taken to hospitals.In St. Mary’s County in southern Maryland, the driver of a car died after a tree fell on the vehicle’s roof. The weather service reported at least three separate tornadoes occurred in the southern part of the state early Tuesday. Two were in St. Mary’s County while the other was in Calvert County, the service said. People walk through floodwaters Monday in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.In New York, 60-year-old Mario Siles was found dead inside a 2014 Dodge van “with trauma about the head and body,” a New York Police Department spokeswoman said.In Delaware, an 83-year-old woman was found under a large branch in a pond near her home, Cpl. Jason Hatchell with Delaware State Police told CNN.In Cecil County, Maryland, Isaias flooded a daycare, prompting a teacher to carry her 25 students to safety, CNN affiliate WBAL reported. “Our parking lot flooded,” Brittany Austin told the news station. “So, for me to get the children to the parents, who had to park as soon as they came in the parking lot, I had to sludge my way through a good 6 feet of water to get them out to the parents.”Multiple streets were flooded Tuesday, the affiliate reported. Ripped trees and submerged streetsAs the storm moved to Canada, it left in its wake flooded US neighborhoods and residents cleaning up the damage. In Eastwick, Philadelphia, some residents were told to evacuate their homes as streets transformed to rivers Tuesday, CNN affiliate WPVI reported. “I was sitting in my living room and I was telling my husband water is coming through the back,” Tanya Andrews told the affiliate. “It was already flooded. Then the police captain came and told us to evacuate. My house is flooded.”
— Christie Ileto (@Christie_Ileto) August 4, 2020 In the northeastern part of the city, roofs were torn off, wires were on the ground and residents told the news station they saw powerful winds ripping trees off the ground. “Something out of a movie, that’s the only way I can explain it,” one resident told the news station.