More than 600,000 properties and companies had been with out energy in New England on Wednesday morning, together with greater than 495,000 in Massachusetts, 86,000 in Rhode Island, 14,000 in Maine and 11,000 in Connecticut, in line with PowerOutage.us.
“I’ve never been in an earthquake, but that was my first reaction. Our whole house shook. We heard a crack. It really did. It felt like an earthquake,” McCarthy informed WBZ.
With robust winds pushing in opposition to bushes on saturated floor, “power outages from downed trees are the concern through Wednesday,” CNN meteorologist Michael Guy mentioned.
A “bomb cyclone” is a quickly strengthening storm that will increase no less than 24 millibars (a unit of strain) in 24 hours — and usually the decrease the strain, the stronger the storm.
High-wind warnings nonetheless had been in impact Wednesday morning for a swath of coastal New England from Connecticut to Maine.
Winds ought to stay gusty in elements of New England although Wednesday, although they need to diminish in velocity within the afternoon, the climate service mentioned.
‘One of the worst I’ve seen’
Joe Kidston was one of many Massachusetts residents with out energy Wednesday morning. The electrical energy went out at his house in Hingham as howling wind pushed down bushes round 3 a.m., he mentioned.
“It was one of the worst I’ve seen,” Kidston mentioned of the storm.
The particles blocked the street resulting in his house.
“We live on a dead end street,” he mentioned on Twitter, sharing images of the bushes. “Looks like we’re stuck here for a while.”
Plymouth County, the place Hingham is situated, had wind gusts starting from 40 mph to 85 mph.
CNN’s Judson Jones and Monica Garrett contributed to this report.