ABC NewsBy DANIEL MANZO, ABC News
(NEW YORK) — Tropical Storm Isaias raced up the East Coast bringing torrential rain and ferocious winds — and leaving deaths and widespread damage in its wake.
At least six people were killed by Isaias, according to reports.
Among them, a man was killed in the New York City borough of Queens when a downed tree crushed his car, New York ABC station WABC-Tv reported.
And in coastal St. Mary’s County, Maryland, a driver was killed Tuesday morning when a massive tree fell on the car, according to the county sheriff’s office.
Isaias made landfall in North Carolina as a Category 1 hurricane late Monday before charing up the East Coast on Tuesday.
Over 3.3 million customers remained without power overnight from North Carolina up to Maine.
Isaias bought powerful wind gusts, including 109 mph on Long Beach Island in New Jersey and 96 mph in New Castle County, Delaware.
The storm also brought torrential rain and flash flooding.
Sotterley, Maryland, was buried under 9 inches of rain while Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, recorded 8.59 inches of rainfall.
At least 26 reported tornadoes from North Carolina to New Jersey.
Isaias came after what has been a remarkable summer for the mid-Atlantic.
On June 3, a wind storm tore through Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and on July 10, Tropical Storm Fay made landfall in New Jersey.
July 2020 marked the warmest month on record for Bridgeport, Connecticut, Washington, D.C., Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, and Richmond, Virginia.
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