Winter Storm Harold Brings Flooding, Tornadoes to Multiple States

Winter Storm Harold Brings Flooding, Tornadoes to Multiple States

Disaster Alert
December 25, 2020

Source: Newsweek

Additional Resources:

News 4 JAX (Damage, power outages in wake of Christmas Eve storms)

Tampa Bay Times
 (Strong Christmas Eve weather tears through Largo mobile home community)

KSLA News 12 (National Weather Service confirms tornadoes went through Jasper & Newton Counties)

13 News Now (NWS: At least one tornado touched down Christmas Eve in Suffolk)

Approximate locations (according to media outlets) sustaining structural damage:
*Impacted ZIP codes only

Florida
*Wind damage
– Jacksonville (Duval County, 32219, 32223)
*Home damage reported in Dinsmore and Mandarin neighborhoods
– Largo (Pinellas County, 33771)
*Concentrated damage reported in Ranchero Village Mobile Home Park

New Jersey
*Wind damage
– Glen Rock (Bergen County, 07452)

New York
*Flooding
– Maine (Broome County, 13802)
*Homes reportedly “surrounded” by standing water
– Owego (Tioga County, 13827)
– Vestal (Broome County, 13850, 13851)
*Home basement flooding reported

Pennsylvania
*Flooding
– Forks Township (Northampton County, 18040)
– Herndon (Northumberland County, 17830)
– Sunbury (Northumberland County, 17801)

Texas
*Tornadoes
– Kirbyville (Jasper County, 75956)
– Sandjack (Newton County, 75928)

Virginia
*Tornado
– Courtland (Southampton County, 23837)
– Suffolk (Nansemond County, 23437)
*Home damage reported in Holland Community (hardest hit area between Dutch Road, Gates Road and Corinth Chapel Road corridor)

Thousands of people woke up Christmas Day without power after Winter Storm Harold made its way into the northeast, dumping heavy rainfall and strong winds along the East Coast.

The storm has already battered states with massive snowfall and blizzard conditions as it made its way from the mid-Atlantic to the east. The East Coast should expect excessive rainfall throughout the day on Friday before the weather eventually changes to snow by Saturday morning, according to National Weather Service. The organization also warned of chances of flash flooding in the Northeast as the heavy rain mixes with melted snow some states received days ago.

The rain and winds have already left more than 200,000 people without power in New York, Connecticut and Pennsylvania.

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