ABC: At least one person died on Wednesday as a powerful nor’easter barreled through the Northeast, just days after a storm killed nine in the same region.
The victim, an 88-year-old woman from Suffern, New York, died after being hit by a falling tree in her driveway, according to police in Suffern, which is about 30 miles northwest of Manhattan.
At least 60 million Americans were in the storm’s path, prompting plane, train and school cancellations across the Northeast.
Over 3,000 flights were canceled on Wednesday and more than 850,000 customers, including 320,000 in New Jersey and over 130,000 in New York, were left without power as of early Thursday as the brutal storm unleashed heavy snow, rain and gusty winds across on the area.
“I encourage New Yorkers to stay at home or seek shelter if experiencing a loss of power,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said late Wednesday, as he announced plans to double the number of National Guard troops deployed in the region. read more