17 Oct Northeast Struck by “Bomb Cyclone”
October 17, 2019
Source: The Weather Channel
Approximate locations sustaining possible home damage (downed trees):
– 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.
A 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.
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