2 million in 13 states struggle with power loss, flooding after nor’easter
More than 2 million households and businesses in 13 states across the Northeast were without power Saturday morning after a powerful storm flooded streets, toppled trees and knocked out electricity.The nor’easter led to the deaths of at least seven people in several states. Most were killed by falling trees or branches, according to ABC affiliates.Among the victims was a 6-year-old boy who died early Friday morning when a tree fell onto his family’s home while he was asleep in Chester, Virginia, according to ABC affiliate WRIC in Richmond, Virginia.The fierce storm brought heavy rain, wind and snow to the region, causing rough seas and coastal flooding. The storm strengthened rapidly Friday, undergoing what’s known as bombogenesis or “bombing out,” when a low-pressure system drops 24 millibars in 24 hours.
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