A fast-moving tropical storm, Elsa, hit New York City off the east coast on Friday with a strong wind blowing off the coast of New Jersey.
A 78-mile wind was recorded in Ludlam Bay off the coast of New Jersey overnight, and a 71-mile wind was recorded in Beach Haven – both seemed to be “related to nearby tornadoes,” updated at 5 p.m. National Storm Center.
The testers said Elsa had a maximum wind speed of 50 miles per hour. Around 8 a.m. Friday, it was located 90 miles southwest of Montauk Point, New York.
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Heavy rains have created a traffic hazard around New York City as roads that survived flooding on Thursday and at least one subway station were flooded. Up to 6 inches of rain was possible in some areas on Friday.
The system was already blamed for a single death in Florida on Wednesday. And Elsa had previously caused a devastating tornado in Georgia.
Warning of a tropical storm along the East Coast from New Jersey to Massachusetts on Friday morning. Forecasters say Elsa is moving 31 miles northeast.
The hurricane center said 2 to 4 inches of rain is expected in the Middle East and New England by Friday. Total amounts allocated up to 6 inches were possible. There was a risk of glare and flooding of cities.
The tropical storm was expected to pass northeast in the afternoon and move across Atlantic Canada at night and on Saturdays. Significant changes in power during the day were not expected, and Elsa is expected to turn into a post-tropical cyclone by Friday night.
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In Camden County, Georgia, on Wednesday, nine people were injured when a flood hit a camp for powerful military personnel and military retirees. Eight of the victims had to be taken to hospitals, said Kris Bay Naval Submarine Base spokesman Chris Tucker.
The EF-2 tornado overturned several RVs and threw one of the overturned vehicles into a lake about 200 feet away, the National Weather Service said in an initial report early Thursday after its staff investigated the damage. .
A man was killed when a tree fell and hit two cars on Wednesday, Jacksonville, Florida, officials said. An Atlantic Navy spokesman said Thursday that a troll and a sailor assigned to the 16th Intelligence Squadron in Jacksonville had been killed.
In South Carolina, the Savannah crew of the Coast Guard Station rescued the family after their boats left the beach on Otter Island on Wednesday. The group was taken to a hospital in good health, the Coast Guard said in a statement.
The National Weather Service in Morexit City, North Carolina, wrote on Twitter Thursday afternoon that a tornado was observed near Fairfield.
As Elsa reported power outages on Friday morning, nearly 24,000 homes and businesses from Delaware to Massachusetts were without electricity, according to the website poweroutages.us.
Elsa is the fifth-highest-named hurricane on the record, said Brian McNoldi, a hurricane researcher at the University of Miami.