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What Isaias Has Wrought

6 deaths, and millions without power
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 5, 2020 5:01 AM CDT

(Newser) Isaias has just about left the US behind, having entered southeastern Canada on Wednesday as a post-tropical cyclone. The storm's US toll: Six dead and almost 3 million people without power in the early-morning hours, per the AP and CNN. They report two people died in Windsor, North Carolina, when a tornado hit a mobile home park; a driver in Maryland and another in New York died when tree limbs fell on their vehicles; a 44-year-old woman from Allentown, Pennsylvania, died after coming upon high waters and being swept downstream; and an elderly Delaware woman was found outdoors and beneath a big branch in a pond by her home.

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As for power outages, the New York Times reports Con Edison said the count of those without power in New York City and Westchester County was the second-highest ever, with outages inflicted by 2012's Hurricane Sandy retaining the top spot. “It will be days, not hours,” said a rep for the utility regarding the timeline of getting power back. (Read more Hurricane Isaias stories.)

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