Storm cuts power to thousands

Tens of thousands of people were without power Sunday after a wind-whipping storm moved through the mid-Atlantic and northeast states.

BY SUSAN KIM | BALTIMORE | October 29, 2006


Tens of thousands of people were without power Sunday after a wind-whipping rain storm moved through the mid-Atlantic and northeast states.

The storm system traveled from Maryland to New England with 70-mph winds.

New York's Long Island was one of the hardest hit areas, with more than 70,000 homes there losing power on Saturday. By Sunday, some 4,000 people were still without power there. Winds of 50 mph were continuing on Sunday.

The storm also dropped more than 2 inches of rain.

At least two dozen communities in New Hampshire were without power Sunday. Some 100-mph wind gusts were reported in that state.

Maine also reported power outages. Worst hit in that state were coastal communities from Freeport to Bucksport.

In Maryland, about 2,000 people had no power on Sunday, according to reports from Baltimore Gas & Electric.

Flood damage was minimal for all the states affected.


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