White ‘Tropical Storm’ blankets New England
A white storm blanketed New England this weekend, causing severe flooding and forcing a closure of some roads and forcing thousands to evacuate their homes, officials said.
A storm system that hit the East Coast on Friday caused heavy rain and flooding and caused power outages and widespread flooding, according to the National Weather Service.
The weather service said the storm was about 40 percent of the capacity of the state, with much of the rest of the nation below.
The storm system caused at least one fatality and at least 17 injuries.
A man was swept away by a rising river at an Ohio golf course and was rescued by a rescue boat, authorities said.
A woman was rescued in New York and is expected to survive, the New York City Fire Department said.
In Connecticut, the governor declared a state of emergency, and officials said many homes were damaged or destroyed.
The New Haven Register reported that a truck carrying cement collapsed on Interstate 74 near New Haven, killing a woman.
A state trooper was killed in an accident on Interstate 80 near Connecticut City, New York.
A trooper was also injured in a crash in New Hampshire.
A tractor-trailer overturned on Interstate 83 near the town of Toms River.
The New Hampshire Department of Transportation said it was investigating the crash.