Transcript for Powerful nor’easter slams the East Coast
Thanks for bringing it to us. We turn to that powerful nor'easter slamming the east coast. A quarter of a million people are without power this morning. Let's go to whit Johnson in Massachusetts for us this morning. Good morning, whit. Reporter: Robin, good morning to you. This is exactly what officials were warning about, those violent wind gusts up to 90 miles per hour in some places and take a look at the results here. Not one, but two trees coming down in front of this home. One slamming through the car, busting through the glass and take a look at this. This one splintering and crashing right through the roof of that home. A woman was inside at the time. Firefighters tell us she's okay but this home is uninhabitable. Scenes like this playing out throughout the region as hundreds of thousands wake up this morning without power. Overnight the driving rain and pounding winds hammering the new England coast. The same deadly nor'easter that wreaked havoc from Virginia to New York now moving north. It's been crazy. I need a boat out here. Like Noah's ark. Reporter: Parts under water inundating buildings and fire officials confirming multiple rescues in the area including one person from their basement apartment. In Rhode Island, the waves crashing over the seawall. Hurricane-force wind gusts in the Massachusetts area. Up to 90 miles per hour on the near cape cod, this massive tree uprooted. Hundreds of thousands without power. Dangerous driving conditions. 11 passengers inside this van that flipped over outside Philadelphia. One possible ejected. Multiple people still inside. Reporter: Several trapped inside. Three killed and eight others tent to the hospital. One trapped in the vehicle. Two possible does. Need an Ema task force. Reporter: They're clearing downed trees and debris and power lines and a number of schools are closed. Driving is still dangerous. If you're flying make sure you check with the airlines ahead of time, dozens of flights have already been canceled. Robin. Want everyone to take the necessary precautions. All right, whit, thank you. Ginger tracking it as well. Good morning, ginger. Good morning to you, robin. I don't have to tell anybody in here because very few people slept well last night because of those winds snapping trees and, of course, all that heavy rain which, by the way, more than 5 inches reported north of Albany. Look at this map. It is not over. We have all day today to deal with the winds from the storm as far south as western north Carolina you'll find a wind Delaware through New Jersey up to, say, Rhode Island and certainly Massachusetts and Maine but it's not just the coast. This is what I want to you remember. As you go through the day today, this storm has now moved a little to the northwest of Boston. That's where it's centered. You will see gusts say in pitsfield, Massachusetts, over to Rochester, New York, Scranton, Pennsylvania, in the 40 to 50-mile-per-hour range so, Michael, it's not done and it's not just at the coast. All right, ginger, we'll keep our eye on that.
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