ABC NewsBy DANIEL MANZO, EMILY SHAPIRO and MELISSA GRIFFIN, ABC News
(NEW YORK) — Tropical Storm Isaias is buffeting New York State and western New England with heavy rain and wind as it moves northeastward toward the Great Lakes, bringing the threat of tornadoes to southern and central New England.
In its path up the East Coast, the storm has battered New Jersey, New York, Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania with heavy rain, flooding, tornadoes and rough winds.
One person in Maryland, one in New York and two others in North Carolina have died as a result of the storm.
As of Tuesday evening, more than 3.3 million customers were without power across North Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Rhode Island.
At least 21 tornadoes were reported from North Carolina to New Jersey.
Here is the latest:
New Jersey, Pennsylvania
Long Beach Island on New Jersey reported a wind gust of 109 mph.
Wind gusts reached 66 mph in Atlantic City.
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy declared a statewide state of emergency.
“Do not be on the roads unless absolutely necessary,” he tweeted.
New Jersey Transit has been suspended.
By Tuesday morning, the streets in Philadelphia suburb Bryn Mawr looked like a river.
Sotterley, Maryland, is buried under nine inches of rain, while Prince Frederick, Maryland, saw 8.42 inches of rainfall.
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.
At Maryland’s Charles County-Prince George’s County line, two drivers were rescued after their cars were swept off a flooded road, Maryland State Police said.
One driver was taken to the hospital, police said.
New York City was battered by torrential rain and gusty winds.
In New York City’s harbor, wind gusts reached 72 mph.
A man was killed in the New York City borough of Queens when a downed tree crushed his car, ABC New York station WABC reported.
Only underground subways were operating Tuesday afternoon. Outdoor stations were closed due to high winds.
The Long Island Railroad suspended service systemwide due to high winds. The Metro-North train line also suspended some service.
Isaias made landfall in North Carolina as a Category 1 hurricane around 11 p.m. Monday, lashing the coastline and leaving a trail of damage in its wake.
At least two people in North Carolina have died, according to ABC Raleigh station WTVD.
“All in all, this storm got in, got out pretty quickly and that’s a good sign for potential river flooding which we hope will not be serious,” North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper told “Good Morning America” Tuesday. “The damage was not in any way as great as it could have been.”
In South Carolina, storm surge caused streets to turn to rivers, homes to flood and cars to end up buried under sand.
As Isaias moved north, multiple homes were damaged by downed trees in Suffolk, Virginia, city officials said.
At 4 p.m. the bulk of the torrential rain and high winds moved through upstate New York and New England.
The tornado threat will be ending in the New York City area but will be ongoing for parts of southern New England through the evening.
By 7 p.m. the heavy rain and winds will be hitting upstate New York, Vermont and New Hampshire.
By 11 p.m. Isaias will head into Canada, leaving lingering rain and wind in Maine.
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