By: Kyle James | 03-02-2018 | News
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Nor-Easter Kills 7 - 900,000 Without Power

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The U.S. East Coast was still recovering from January's "bomb cyclone" when it was once again hammered by one of the worst storms the coast has seen in recent years. The National Weather Service called the nor'easter "a LIFE & DEATH situation" in a tweet strong winds and describing possibly record-breaking flooding.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Sometimes you have to take a step back to appreciate the power and beauty of the atmosphere. This storm evolving today is unbelievable. <a href="https://t.co/NZq9pQrSTH">pic.twitter.com/NZq9pQrSTH</a></p>&mdash; John Homenuk (@jhomenuk) <a href="https://twitter.com/jhomenuk/status/969590350032588801?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 2, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Marc Chenard, a meteorologist with the Weather Prediction Center said, "In certain aspects, this one is bad. The intensity of this system is right up there with the maximum that you would expect." The storm is still gathering strength along the coast and an area of low pressure is getting stronger south of Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

"It’s kind of sitting there," Chenard said of the storm which is expected to hang out in that area before moving east. As a result of the storm, the eastern coast of Massachusetts is seeing flooding "near record levels." The storm's strength is partly due to the storm happening at the same time as a full Moon, which is when tides are high.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Ladies and gentlemen.. PLEASE… This not only endangers your life, but the lives of first responders <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TurnAroundDontDrown?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#TurnAroundDontDrown</a> <a href="https://t.co/qfAsec4Xoz">pic.twitter.com/qfAsec4Xoz</a></p>&mdash; Quincy Police (@quincymapolice) <a href="https://twitter.com/quincymapolice/status/969608680814628864?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 2, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Flooding in Weymouth Ma right now .<a href="https://twitter.com/ShiriSpear?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@ShiriSpear</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/sarahwroblewski?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@sarahwroblewski</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/JBrewerBoston25?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@JBrewerBoston25</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/KevinBoston25?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@KevinBoston25</a> <a href="https://t.co/a7Sj7pY0eq">pic.twitter.com/a7Sj7pY0eq</a></p>&mdash; BigmouthBigbelly (@BigmouthBgbelly) <a href="https://twitter.com/BigmouthBgbelly/status/969596906442719233?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 2, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Weather forecasters say the nor'easter will impact three high tide cycles, one in the next couple hours, one this evening, and one tomorrow. The high tides are expected to add an extra four to five feet of water in some areas, according to Chenard. "There are just three different periods of potential flooding when the tides would already be normally high," he said.

Flooding is not the only threat, strong winds will affect most of the East Coast from Northern Carolina all the way to New England. Wind gusts up to 60-70 mph are already pounding parts of Washington DC, Massachusetts, and southern New England. The strong winds are expected to take out trees and power lines so outages are expected.

The storm is expected to move offshore enough to stop being a problem by Sunday.

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Source: https://www.theverge.com/2018/3/2/17070914/noreaster-east-coast-storm-record-flooding-massachusetts

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Anonymous No. 19770 2018-03-03 : 11:14

Sounds like a typical US Snow fall in any city.

Ice Storms having even more in the South and other such unspoiled areas.

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