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Tropical storm Isaiah sweeps east coast: at least 6 dead

At least six people were killed by the tornado that formed as a result of tropical storm Isaiah. The storm swept along the east coast, causing heavy rains and toppling trees. Writes about it Fox News.

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According to the local newspaper The Morning Call, a woman from Pennsylvania died when she tried to get out of a car during a flood, she was washed into a stream.

As of 20:00 pm on August 4, the United States National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported a maximum wind of 50 mph (80,4 km per hour), although on the afternoon of August 4 they reached 65 mph (104 km per hour) ). He moved northeast through Vermont at 40 miles per hour (64 km h).

“Strong and destructive winds will continue to spread northward through New York, including eastern Long Island and southern New England, which could damage trees and power lines,” the hurricane center said.

More than 12 hours after landfall in North Carolina, the storm caused devastation hundreds of miles north in the New York area.

Two people died and about 20 were injured after one of the storm-triggered tornadoes "completely destroyed" several homes in Windsor, North Carolina, according to Juan Vaughan, head of Bertie County.

According to the authorities, three people were missing.

“We're still actively searching,” Vaughan said. "We really want everyone to be safe as soon as possible."

The National Weather Service has confirmed tornadoes in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. Another possible tornado was reported in the Philadelphia area, where Doylestown Hospital's parking lot was damaged. Nearby, gusts of wind blew off a large chunk of the kindergarten roof. The building was reportedly evacuated and no one was injured.

According to poweroutage.us, the poweroutage tracking website, more than 2,2 million electricity consumers were left without electricity on the East Coast, including 1,3 million in New Jersey.

Rescue teams will resume work as soon as the worst weather conditions pass.

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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has declared a state of emergency, ordering motorists to stay off roads unless absolutely necessary.

Tropical storm winds extend up to 140 miles from the center of the storm, with gusts up to 72 miles per hour (115 km per hour) near New York City. A gust of 8 mph (70 mph) winds was recorded at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York, and local commuter trains were suspended due to the storm.

The New York City Fire Department has confirmed that one person died in Queens after Isaiah hit the city. An as yet unidentified man was killed when a tree fell on a car in the Briarwood area of ​​Queens.

As rains intensified and became more persistent on Tuesday in the Philadelphia area, rescuers rescued several people trapped in cars when the roads were suddenly flooded and impassable.

St. Mary County Sheriff Tim Cameron said the region's roads are "rapidly deteriorating."

Parts of southern Maryland and the east coast were severely damaged by the storm. Forecasters warned of "life-threatening" flooding in the Baltimore and Washington area.

Authorities said one person was killed when a tree fell on a car near Mechanicsville, Maryland during a storm.

Also, while in the Caribbean, Isaiah killed two people and defeated the Bahamas.

In the U.S. tropical storm Isaiah

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