More than 360,000 household without power as storms batter Northeast

powerful weather system battered the tri stat area with heavy rain and strong winds over the weekend as rapid moving storm blanketed northern New England with snow and captured more than 360,000 household into blackouts.

At 6 am ET Sunday more than 197000 households in Maine 73 ooo in New Hampshire and 81000 in New york State were without power.

By Sunday morning image showed the Northeast blanketed in snow down trees in New York City and flooded roads and highways across the area.

From Kansas to Texas the storm could churn up scattered severe thunderstorms on Sunday the weather service said.

In Oxnard a city along coast northwest to Los Angeles a reading of 5.9 inches of rain set its modern record of rain recorded on this date.

Lancaster a high desert city in Los Angeles County which measured .53 inches of rain.

San Diego and Orange counties posted small fractions of inch of rain by time the bulk of storm passed saturday evening.

The New York City metro area through southern and central New Jersey get between 2 and 3 inches of rain on Saturday. Storm had cleared by Sunday morning.

By 2 p.m. ET on Saturday Philadelphia had recorded 3.06 inches of rainfall

Weather condition caused major delay across New york City airports. Arrival at JF Kennedy International Airport were delayed average of 3 hours as 5 pm. according to Federal Aviation Administration.

Fast moving storm is dumped now across parts of northern New England. 30 million people from northern Rockies and Upper Midwest through central Great Lakes into New England were under winter alerts.

Light to moderate snow were expected for Upper Midwest to Great Lakes where 2 to 7 inches will fall.

In northern New England Are snow as high as 12 to 18 inches is expected.

The Maine Emergency Management Agency said the storm could bring mega snowfall of season and urgent motorists to use caution.

In Twin Cities area the storm could bring over 12 inches. Combined with 2.9 inch accumulation from teaser snowstorm Thursday night and Friday morning snow totals could exceed the 14.3 inches that had fallen in last season

Storm behind it swept down the California coast as it moved east bringing 1/2 and inch to 1 inch of rain to Bay Area. Over 6 inches of snow was recorded in Sierra Nevada mountain range, with Heavenly Lake Tahoe resort reporting 10 inches of fresh powder Saturday morning.

Keep you and your family safe if you lose power Robert Buxton Director of New Hampshire Department of Safety Division of Homeland Security and Management said Saturday night.

Consumers who lost power at home or business are asked to call utility to report outage:

Until 888-301-7700

New Hampshire Electric Co op 800 343 6432

Liberty Utilities 855 349 9455

Eversource 800 662 7764

People must stay at least 35 feet away from downed lines and anything they fall on.

With Power out some might turn to generators but official say use a generator that has connected to house wiring by professional.

Generator should be run outside and 10 feet far from building with facing away from house.

Improper running generator can cause carbon monoxide poisoning. Call 911 before calling state poison center at 1 800 222 1222.


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