Northeast Struck by “Bomb Cyclone”

Northeast Struck by “Bomb Cyclone”

Disaster Alert
October 17, 2019

Source: The Weather Channel

Approximate locations sustaining possible home damage (downed trees):

Massachusetts
– Danvers (Essex County, 01923, 01937)
– Duxbury (Plymouth County, 02050, 02331, 02332)

At a Glance

  • Trees and power lines were downed in at least seven states.
  • Schools were closed in many areas.
  • A man was injured when a tree fell on his home in Massachusetts.
  • High winds helped spread a fire that destroyed three homes.

More than 500,000 people were without power Thursday morning as a bomb cyclone brought rain and heavy winds to the Northeast U.S., knocking down trees and fueling a fire that destroyed three homes.

man was hurt when a tree fell on his home in Beverly, Massachusetts, WCVB reported. He was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Officials in Suffolk County, New York, said a fire that destroyed three homes was spread by high winds, according to the Associated Press. The blaze broke out at about 2 a.m. Thursday in the Fire Island hamlet of Ocean Bay Park. The National Weather Service said wind gusts up to 60 mph were reported in the area.

Schools were closed or delayed in dozens of locations in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. There were also widespread closures and delays in Connecticut.

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