Severe Weather Hits New England; 930K Left Without Power

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

 
 
 

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