Winter Storm Riley East Coast High Seas Death Destruction

Winter Storm Riley East Coast Cruises High Seas
Winter Storm Riley East Coast High Seas
Winter Storm Riley East Coast High Seas

Winter Storm Riley (see video below) morphed Friday into a “bomb cyclone” after undergoing a rapid pressure drop known as bombogenesis. Winter Storm Riley produced hurricane force wind of 80 mph with at least six people dead in a ferocious bomb storm that hammered the Northeast with powerful winds, relentless rain and historic flooding.

Winter Storm Riley knocked out power to more than 1.9 million,  more than 900,000 customers from the mid-Atlantic to New England. Nearly 15 million people were still under a coastal flooding warning Saturday afternoon. Nearly 15 million people were still under a coastal flooding warning Saturday afternoon.
The flooding is “the worst that we’ve seen in years,” said Capt. John Dougan of the Quincy, Massachusetts Police Department, which had carried out more than 250 rescues between 8 a.m. Friday and midmorning Saturday. “We’re seeing homes underwater, their basements were flooded out, the electricity was off.”
New York electric utility Central Hudson described Riley as one of the strongest storms to hit its customers in 50 years.
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Video:Massive ‘bomb cyclone’ pounds Northeast

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