Millions clean up, without power after deadly tropical storm

Tropical Storm Isaias knocked out power for more than 3 million customers along the East Coast and New York has declared a State of Emergency as residents clean up storm zones.
2:07 | 08/05/20

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Next tonight here, the state of emergency just declared in New York, after more than 3 million people were left without power up and down the east coast from the storm. At least nine people have died, including a 5-year-old, swept away by flood waters. She was lost. At least 26 reported tornadoes from North Carolina to new Jersey, including a confirmed ef-3 in Bertie county, north Carolina. Winds up to 145 miles per hour. The storm knocking out power to more than 1 million customers alone in New Jersey. Outages there nearly matching numbers seen during superstorm sandy. ABC's Stephanie Ramos from new Jersey tonight. Reporter: Tonight, families across the storm zone are cleaning up. Many without power as authorities race to turn the lights on for millions up and down the east coast. At the height of Isaias's wrath, those powerful winds strong enough to spin this ferris wheel and knock steeples from churches. Oh, my god! Reporter: More than 3 million losing power. New Jersey got literally whacked. Reporter: Isaias pulling the plug on more than a third of the garden state, nearly matching superstorm sandy. We saw transformers exploding before our eyes. Thousands now relying on generators. But for this family, they don't have one. They've been without power for more than 24 hours. Forcing them to leave their home. I had no idea it was going to be this bad. Reporter: Have you called the utility company? Yeah, they claim tomorrow by I don't know. We're probably not going to stay here tonight, pretty difficult with the heat. Reporter: In New York City, where a man was killed by a falling tree, the NYPD delivering this generator to a double amputee, desperately needing it for dialysis. In the south, at least two people dead after an ef-3 tornado tore through Bertie county, North Carolina. David, it could be days before power is restored here in new Jersey. You can see, these power lines behind me, they took a hit from the storm. New Jersey officials say they are bringing in utility crews from Canada, Louisiana and Florida to help restore power. What a scene there behind you. Stephanie, thank you.

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