Wild weather: Heavy snow, floods slam Northeast, Midwest, South
NEW YORK – Wild weather continued to pound much of the eastern U.S. on Monday, with flood warnings issued in New York City and other locations.
After a deadly weekend during which at least five people were killed by weather, the storm was expected to wind down Monday.
Monday morning, New York City’s emergency system flashed on phones as rain lashed the skyscrapers of Manhattan and surrounding boroughs, accompanied by strong winds and occasional thunder. Area airports reported widespread delays.
Flood watches and warnings remained in place across several states, from West Virginia to New Hampshire.
Meanwhile, residents of the upper Midwest were digging out from a record-breaking spring snowstorm that pounded the Dakotas, Minnesota and Wisconsin with up to 2 feet of snow. One man in Milwaukee suffered a heart attack and died while shoveling snow.