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A powerful bomb cyclone slammed the northeastern United States on Friday, causing widespread power outages and travel disruptions across the region.
Over 4,000 flights were canceled at airports across the region with more than 2 million electric customers left in the dark, according to PowerOutage.us.
Rail travelers endured severe disruptions, even after the storm departed, as Amtrak suspended service between Washington, D.C., and New York City into Saturday morning due to storm-related power outages.
Some of the worst conditions were experienced from Washington, D.C., through Boston where winds frequently gusted between 60 mph and 90 mph, bringing down trees and power poles, some of which fell across highways or onto buildings.
At least nine fatalities have been reported amid the storm, including an 11-year-old boy who died after a tree fell into a home and a 77-year-old woman who was killed after being hit by a falling tree branch while checking the mail.
The strong, onshore winds have caused significant coastal flooding in New England, particularly around Boston where the tide reached a height of 14.67 feet on Friday. This was the third-highest tide level since record began in 1928, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).
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As hurricane-force winds and flooding battered the coast, heavy snow buried parts of New York and Pennsylvania.
Snow totals of 10-20 inches were common from Buffalo to Albany, New York, and into northeastern Pennsylvania. The area hardest-hit by snow was just southwest of Albany where a NWS-trained spotter measured nearly 40 inches of accumulation in Cobleskill.
STORM UPDATE FROM CPD: We are currently in emergency mode and have numerous storm related calls in the stack. Power is out town-wide including all traffic signals. Numerous roads are currently closed due to trees and wires down. Detailed update at: https://t.co/sITq64JFGT pic.twitter.com/618JvCtlj4— Cohasset Police (@CohassetPolice) March 3, 2018
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The same storm system that produced deadly flooding in Texas late last week will channel rounds of heavy downpours into the lower Mississippi Valley throughout much of this week.
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On Monday, Sept. 17, a series of tornadoes from Hurricane Florence struck Virginia and caused heavy destruction in the Richmond area, including a tree that was housing 70,000 bees.
While crests will continue to work downstream along the major rivers in the eastern part of the Carolinas into next week, some unprotected areas may stay flooded until the end of September or early October.
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