A strong coastal low-pressure system hit the Eastern United States, unleashing heavy rain and strong winds Sunday night into Monday, October 30, 2017. The storm caused both flash and river flooding, and downed trees and power lines, leaving more than 1 million customers without power. The storm absorbed remnants of Tropical Storm “Philippe,” which caused a couple of tornadoes and damages in areas of Miami-Dade and Palm Beach on Saturday, drawing moisture and energy northward and rapidly

intensified as it approached the New York coast, downing trees and power lines.  Winds near the coast of New England gusted over 113 km/h (70 mph) on Monday morning. Gusts to 131 km/h (82 mph) were recorded at Mashpee, Massachusetts, 185 km/h (115 mph) at Mt. Mansfield in Vermont, and 214 km/h (133 mph) at the Mount Washington Observatory in New Hampshire (elevation 1.8+ km / 6 000 feet). There were about 180 reports of wind damage in the past 24 hours in the Northeast. READ MORE