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NEW YORK (WABC) -- Torrential rain and strong winds from Isaias arrived in New York City and the Tri-State Tuesday knocking out power and causing mass transit disruptions.

Scores of trees came down across the area and multiple buildings were damaged by the high winds.

Nearly 2.5 million people lost power in the region.

Con Edison said the number of power outages from Isaias was the second-largest in the company's history. Only Superstorm Sandy in 2012 caused more.

At least one person was killed in the area as the tropical storm hit the region.

A 60-year-old man was killed when he was crushed by a tree that fell on his car in Briarwood, Queens.

There were more than 3,100 reports of downed trees in Queens, many of which knocked out power and damaged homes. One crashed through the roof of a home and fell on a child's bedroom. She was just a few feet away and wasn't hurt.

In Brooklyn, a woman was struck in the head by a falling tree branch outside the Tilden Houses in Brownsville just after 2 p.m. She was taken to Brookdale Hospital in critical condition.

There was also a partial building collapse involving the second and third floors of a building at the intersection of Bedford Avenue and North 6th Street.

An unknown number of residents were evacuated. There were no reports of injuries.
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Heavy winds caused trees to topple in Brooklyn.

ConEd said 260,000 customers were left without power after the storm throughout New York City and Westchester County. While service was restored to 50,000 customers by Tuesday evening, the company said it is clear that the restoration of all customers will take multiple days.

The company urged residents to stay away from downed wires and to not assume they are de-energized.

Lower Manhattan was spared from major flooding from Isaias:

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A massive tube was used to keep flooding to a minimum in Lower Manhattan.

In the East Village, part of an exterior building was caught on camera falling to the ground. There were no reports of any injuries associated with the incident.

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In the East Village of Manhattan, part of an exterior building was caught on camera falling to the ground.

Citizen App video shows a raging transformer fire in the Richmond Valley section of Staten Island.

New York City Emergency Management Department issued a travel advisory from Tuesday morning until Tuesday evening.

The storm caused the MTA to run underground subways only. No outdoor subways ran during that time and outdoor subway stations were closed.

For a list of up to the minute service changes, please visit the MTA website.

Metro-North service on the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven Lines was suspended at one point due to high winds and hazardous conditions caused by Tropical Storm Isaias.

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NYC beaches were closed to swimming due to the expected dangerous conditions Tuesday, including dangerous rip current threats with possible ocean swells of up to 10 feet.

Due to the storm, Open Streets was suspended until Wednesday. The Yankees game against the Phillies at Yankee Stadium has been rescheduled for Wednesday due to the storm.


Nassau County Executive Laura Curran announced 338 downed wires, 144 traffic hazards, over 1,000 trees down, and 135,000 outages in the county. Golf courses and pools will be closed Wednesday, but Nickerson Beach has no swimming restrictions.

LIRR service was also suspended system-wide Tuesday afternoon due to high winds and hazardous conditions.

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Lucy Yang has more on mass transit service changes due to Tropical Storm Isaias

The wind from Tropical Storm Isaias caused widespread damage across Long Island on Tuesday.

There were reports of trees down and power outages across Nassau County as it was made clear early on that Isaias would be more of a wind event than a flooding event.

PSEG said Isaias was one of the strongest storms to reach the service area in years.


Isaias did bring periods of torrential rain in Rockland County, but it was the wind that caused the most damage there too, uprooting small trees and snapping branches on big ones.

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Powerful winds from Isaias toppled trees that took down power lines in Westchester County.


Heavy rains and confirmed tornadoes were reported across New Jersey, where a state of emergency remained in effect.

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Dan Krauth reports on the weather conditions from the Jersey Shore.

The state's utilities reported more than one million homes and businesses without electricity. Crews were staging to restore service once the worst of the weather had passed.

The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission confirmed Wednesday the closings of 13 agencies due to storm-related power outages.

Update: Due to storm-related power outages, the following agencies are unable to process customer transactions. Please check for continued updates.

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NJ Transit rail service was suspended system-wide due to overhead wire and signal issues. Rail tickets and passes are being cross-honored by PATH at Newark Penn Station, Hoboken and 33rd St, NJ Transit Light rail, bus, private carrier buses, and PATCO. River Line remains suspended in both directions between Beverly and Roebling.


Gov. Ned Lamont announced a state of emergency Wednesday in response to the widespread power outages caused by the impact of Isaias on the State of Connecticut.

"With more than 700,000 customers experiencing power outages, we need to take several emergency steps that will facilitate restoration," Lamont said. "I remain in consistent communication with municipal leaders and utility officials so that we can move resources to where they are most needed at this time. I continue to have regular communications with our Emergency Operations Center, which is managing both the response to this storm and our continued response to COVID-19."

Officials in Fairfield said they were dealing with a number of storm-related issues after Isaias moved through.

Just after noon, a large tree fell onto a house on Henrietta Drive, and one resident suffered a minor injury as a result.

There were also multiple power outages and live wires with trees in the roadway reported across the area.

"While the township has experienced a wide amount of damage and power outages, we are extremely thankful that no one was seriously injured during this weather event," said Chief Anthony G. Manna.

RELATED: For weather updates wherever you go, please download the AccuWeather app

Safety guidelines for all who have to travel:

- DO NOT attempt to drive over a flooded road. Turn around and go another way.
- DO NOT underestimate the destructive power of fast-moving water. Two feet of fast-moving flood water will float your car. Water moving at two miles per hour can sweep cars off a road or bridge.
- Leave early to avoid being marooned on flooded roads.
- Follow recommended routes. DO NOT ignore emergency detours to view flooded areas.
- As you travel, monitor NOAA Weather Radio and local radio broadcasts for the latest information.
- Watch for washed-out roads, earth-slides, broken water or sewer mains, loose or downed electrical wires, and falling or fallen objects.
- Watch for areas where rivers or streams may suddenly rise and flood, such as highway dips, bridges, and low areas.
- If you are in your car and water begins to rise rapidly around you, abandon the vehicle immediately.

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Denver Weather: Late Rain Showers Will Turn To Snow By Tuesday Morning Drive

DENVER (CBS4) – A storm system moving into Colorado will bring some much needed precipitation to the state, including Denver and the adjacent plains. Rain showers are expected to develop after sunset on Monday and change into snow during the overnight hours, potentially making for a slow commute Tuesday morning.

As of 9 a.m. Monday morning our current thinking for snow amounts in Denver and surrounding areas can be seen on the map below. We expect a sharp cut off from north to south in terms of areas with little to no snowfall and those with enough to shovel. And as we see with most storm systems the highest snowfall totals are expected to come from the higher elevations west and south of the city. Foothill locations north of Interstate 70 will see less snow than those south of the highway.

The National Weather Service has issued Winter Weather Advisories for a large part of Colorado’s higher elevations, including the foothills west of Denver and the Palmer Divide south of the city. A Winter Storm Warning continues for portions of the San Juan Mountains in the southwest. All of the winter weather alerts last through Tuesday morning.

This is a fast-moving storm system with some clearing taking place as early as Tuesday evening. Wednesday looks to be a quiet weather day for Colorado with partly to mostly sunny skies. A second storm will arrive on Thanksgiving Day and it will bring more snow to the mountains and potentially some light snow showers to Denver by the evening.

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