More than 500,000 homes have run out of electricity according to the PowerOuters.us page due to the weather phenomenon known as 'cyclone bomb', which has affected most of the northeastern United States with strong winds.
The states of New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire have been the territories most affected by the weather phenomenon that has been characterized by strong winds and low temperatures.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has reported that the cyclone could last until the weekend.RELATED
The cyclone bomb caused winds as strong as those of a tropical storm that until this Thursday afternoon is stationed in southern New England.
In Massachusetts there were gusts of wind of more than 100 miles per hour where more than 200,000 customers were without power since Wednesday night.
In Provincetown, Massachusetts, located at the tip of Cape Cod, winds exceeded 90 mph, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). In addition to trees, poles and downed cables, schools canceled classes and 38,000 customers of the Eversourse company went dark.
The 'cyclone bomb' has been compared to the strength of a category 2 hurricane according to Dave Hennen, meteorologist of the CNN chain.
Boston also received the fury of the winds, in some cases up to 70 mph. Records indicate that the rain exceeded 4 inches in just two hours. Local media have reported that train services like Amtrak have had delays this Thursday.
The La Guardia airport in New York, flights were delayed for about two hours and on Wednesday night the fourth game of the American League Championship Series between the Yankees and the Astros was canceled.
A fire destroyed three houses due to strong winds that spread the fire in Suffolk County, New York, the AP agency reported.
High winds have covered an area where more than 63 million people live in 14 states from the Appalachians in North Carolina to the south of the state of Maine. About a quarter of this entity remains without electricity but the figure could increase in the next few hours. Central Maine Power numbers indicate that at least 180,000 customers do not have services in that state.
The energy company has asked for patience from its customers through its Twitter account and has responded that the crews are trying to restore electrical service as quickly as possible.
One of the conditions of a 'cyclone bomb' is the drop in barometric pressure that reaches at least 24 millibars. On Wednesday night the pressure fell from 30 to 35 in some regions affected by the storm.
More than 40,000 blackouts have been reported in Connecticut and New Hampshire, so dozens of school districts decided to cancel classes this Thursday. The USA Today newspaper reported that in Somers, Connecticut, there are more than 20 places where fallen trees and cables have been reported.
In Chester, Pennsylvania, three people died and eight others have been injured in a car accident, according to a state police report that said it could have been caused by the storm.
The NWS has mentioned that the rain will last the remainder of Thursday.
More than 70 flights have been canceled at the Logan International Airport in Boston as reported by the FlightAware.com portal although more delays and cancellations are expected during this weekend.
During the early hours of Thursday at the top of Mount Washington in New Hampshire, the fastest gusts of up to 125 mph were recorded.
A new storm
The NHC issued a warning of the formation of a new tropical storm in the southwest of the Gulf of Mexico. The alert includes southeastern Louisiana and the coasts from the Alabama and Mississippi border to the Big Bend area in Florida.
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has reported that the current low-pressure system can reach greater force this Thursday, while heading north at a speed of 8 miles per hour (13 km / h) and with maximum sustained winds of 55 kilometers per hour.
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