Tropical Storm Isaias kills SEVEN as woman, 60, crushed to death by tree and terrifying vids show falling branchesAugust 5, 2020
AT least seven people have been killed in Tropical Storm Isaias, which has rocked the United States' eastern coast in recent days.
A 60-year-old woman in North Conway, New Hampshire, was found dead on Tuesday night after a tree toppled onto the building where she lived, according to reports.
Cops said the woman was on the second floor of the building, local news station WMUR reported on Wednesday.
Police said they responded to the address after receiving a call around 7.15pm from a woman who said she was trapped in the basement.
The 60-year-old woman's death marks the seventh person to have died in Isaias.
Officials said two people died after the tropical storm spun off a tornado that hit a mobile home park in North Carolina, where it made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane on Monday.
In Pennsylvania, one person died after their car was overtaken by water and pulled downstream.
Two more people were reported dead in Maryland and New York City because of falling trees.
Authorities said someone died in Delaware after a tree branch fell on them.
According to the National Hurricane Center, Isaias sustained top winds of up to 65 mph more than 18 hours after coming ashore.
But as of Tuesday night, it was down to 45 mph max winds.
Isaias jumped between hurricane and tropical storm status in recent days as it headed toward the East Coast.
Before Isaias made landfall on Monday, the storm killed two people in the Caribbean and battered the Bahamas before it brushed past Florida.
The National Weather Service said tornadoes were confirmed in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and New Jersey.
As of Wednesday, millions of people were without power on the East Coast across multiple states.
New York City’s power utility said it saw more outages from Isaias than from any storm except Superstorm Sandy in 2012.
Patrick Foye, chairman of New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority, said more than 2,000 trees fell across the system's train and bus network.
“This storm caused severe damage,” Foye saidon Wednesdsay.
“Not since Superstorm Sandy has our system experienced this type of wind.”
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