2 Million Area Residents Without Power, 1 Death Blamed On Tropical Storm


Tropical Storm Isaias brought heavy rains and damaging winds to the Tri-State area Tuesday during its deadly crawl up the East Coast.

Nearly 2 million people — mostly in central and southern New Jersey — were without power Tuesday afternoon.

At least one death was blamed on the storm. A man in his 60s was killed in the Briarwood section of Queens when a nearby tree was uprooted and came crashing down on a van in which he was sitting, NBC New York reports.

A woman in Brooklyn was badly hurt by a falling tree, as was another pedestrian in Bergen County, NJ.

Wind gusts were routinely measured at over 60 mph. One gust on Long Island clocked in at 100 mph.

The National Hurricane Center reported that tornadoes were possible across northern New Jersey and southeastern New York.

Tornado watched had been issued for several NJ counties as well as Connecticut's Fairfield County.

Dutchess and Ulster counties in New York were under tornado watches until 9 p.m.

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