6 U.S. deaths reported from Tropical Storm Isaias, NH sees wind gust of 147 mph

by Laura Mize · Aug 5th, 2020 10:40 am

Last Updated Aug 5th, 2020 at 3:58 pm

Tropical Storm Isaias brought a torrent of bad weather, floods, and fires to the Eastern United States Tuesday, killing six people.

It also sent a wind gust of 147 miles per hour — Category 4 hurricane speed — rushing over Mount Washington in New Hampshire. A Fox News meteorologist called the weather system "one of the most damaging storms the Northeast has ever experienced."

Millions of people lost power due to Isaias, which also brought tornadoes to some areas. A tornado in North Carolina killed two people in a mobile home Tuesday. Falling trees or tree branches killed three people, one each in Delaware, New York, and Maryland. In Pennsylvania, flooding killed one person who was swept away in a vehicle.

The storm caused other high wind gusts in numerous places, including one recorded at 99 mph in North Carolina.

Storm surge and high winds caused gas line breaks in North Carolina, causing some houses to catch on fire and leaving firefighters battling blazes in winds of 80 mph.

The storm moved into Canada and weakened into a non-tropical system on Tuesday night.


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