Storm Leaves More than 1 Million Without Power in Northeast US

Flight delays cancellations reported at LVIA PHL as storm hammers coast

Significant coastal flooding and even hurricane-force winds hit New England.

"Minor flooding may continue in MA around high tide, though not as bad as Saturday, and there could still be some gusty winds over New England, but the storm is pretty much gone", said Marc Chenard, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center in Maryland. Utility crews worked around the clock to restore power to the affected areas, as almost 300,000 are struggled without electricity.

The storm pounded the Eastern Seaboard with a combination of gusting winds, rain and snow, and coastal communities were left to deal with damaging high tide flooding as powerful waves and churning surf pounded shorelines and beachfront homes. Flood waters had receded in most areas, but Friday's storm had taken huge chunks out of the coastline in MA and other states.

A unsafe nor'easter has caused flooding and wind damage from Virginia to Maine.

In the Western New York town of Hornell, 30-year-old Anna Stewart was milking the 130 cows of her dairy farm in a barn powered by a generator hooked up to a tractor.

Almost 100,000 utility customers in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island were still without electricity Monday, and commuter trains continued to experience delays.

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The storm's aftermath also was still affecting travel, with airports from Washington, D.C.to Boston reporting dozens of delays and cancellations, while service was slowly returning to normal on rail systems throughout the region. At the peak of the storm, roughly 587,000 customers were without power.

The shipwreck is normally covered by sand, but became a curiosity when it was uncovered in 1958. The hard-hit town of Scituate was planning to deploy a small drone to help assess coastal damage.

Forecasters said the storm had mostly headed out to sea by Saturday afternoon, but noted its impact likely would still be felt on Sunday. They include: a 77-year-old woman in Kingsville, Maryland; an 11-year-old boy in Putnam County, New York; a 44-year-old man in James City County, Virginia; a 6-year-old in Chesterfield County, Virginia; a Newport, Rhode Island, man in his 70s; and a New Jersey man who died while driving in Stamford, Connecticut. Two others died in the storm, according to media reports, including a 41-year-old man in Andover, New Jersey, who came in contact with power lines. Among those affected was John Thompson, of Morris Township, whose family has been staying with in-laws. "I know (the utility crews) are working as hard and fast as they can, but it's still frustrating that it's taking so long". Some schools were closed, while others were delaying their opening. At one of its high schools with power, the district invited residents to charge their phones and take hot showers. Since then, it has been seen several other times, most recently five years ago.

New Hampshire was spared extensive power outages, but its short stretch of coastline was littered with debris.

Dubbed Winter Storm Riley, the weather event also developed into a "bomb cyclone", a phenomenon that comes when atmospheric pressure drops by 24 millibars over a 24-hour period, thus intensifying the storm and risk for coastal flooding.

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