About 930k people in New England are without power this morning, after severe weather hit the area with powerful winds and rain. The brunt of the damage appears to have occurred in Southern New England.
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The National Weather service reported wind speeds over 60 miles per hour on Cape Cod early Monday morning. Winds then began shifting northeast, leaving dozens of reports of downed trees and power lines.
More than 269,000 Massachusetts customers have lost power as of 5 a.m., according to the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency. This marks the largest power outage in MA since 2011. Additional outages reported include 144K in Rhode Island, 152k in Connecticut and 231k in New Hampshire.
The National Weather Service is advising New Englanders to prepare for outages by keeping their phones charged and checking their flashlights. It is also advised to avoid using candles due to fire hazards.
SOURCE: NBC Boston
Winds were really cranking last night/this AM. Here is a list of the highest wind gusts at SNE airports: pic.twitter.com/rP654tZiNZ— NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) October 30, 2017
Last of heavy rain & high winds heading off Cape. Few showers remain, before winds pick up again area-wide (40-50 mph) 8-10 am. pic.twitter.com/880DH9PvTN— NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) October 30, 2017
Flood WARNING extended for central/interior E MA until 715 AM. Avoid flooded roads & low lying areas near small streams. pic.twitter.com/m018dG2iBA— NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) October 30, 2017