Deaths, Flooding, Rough Winds as Storm Batters East Coast

Winds and rain also caused power outages in several areas. More than 90,000 Virginia residents have lost power since Wednesday.

Ida had hit Central America with hurricane force a week ago, blamed for 124 deaths in El Salvador and the destruction of 500 homes in Nicaragua.

It diminished to a tropical storm before it hit the U.S. Gulf Coast earlier this week. Today the National Hurricane Center listed it as a tropical depression as it moved up the Atlantic coast and regained strength.

Winds today gusted up to 50 mph and, in some areas, were expected to reach 60 mph.

The Atlantic hurricane season typically peaks in September and ends Nov. 30.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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