Rough weather cuts power to thousands
Southern New England appears to suffer the brunt of the storm damage overnight
Thousands of people in the northeastern area were without power yesterday as severe weather pounded the region with powerful winds and drenching rains.
Southern New England appeared to suffer the brunt of the storm damage overnight.
Eversource reported more than 150,000 Connecticut customers were without power around 2am.
National Grid also reported more than 130,000 customers were without power in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
National Weather Service meteorologist Joe Dellicarpini said there were reports of downed trees and power lines around the region, and roads that were impassable in spots due to flash flooding.
The Meriden Human Society in Connecticut put out a call for volunteers on its Facebook page on Sunday night to help deal with flooding in its kennels.
A couple of hours later, the humane society thanked the volunteers who turned out to help dig a “major trench” to drain water away from the building.
Flash flood and high wind warnings were issued across the region.
Dellicarpini said parts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts saw wind gusts of up to 112km/h or more.
Conimicut Light on Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island reported a wind gust of 130km/h.
The same storm system also caused problems earlier on Sunday in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York.
Dellicarpini said the storm was expected to move north to Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont later in the day, yesterday.