Posted27 October 2021, 15:10
Gusts of up to 140 km / h swept through several US states, damaging the electricity grid and uprooting trees.
More than 600,000 homes were without power Wednesday morning in the northeastern United States, swept by a violent coastal storm with gusts of up to 140 km / h, according to the US meteorological services (NWS).
The state of Massachusetts was the hardest hit, with 466,000 homes without power at 8 a.m. local time, with meteorological authorities deeming the situation “dangerous” and warning of “hurricane-type gusts of wind”. The squalls uprooted many trees.
“Travel is not recommended,” said the weather services in Boston, the largest city in this New England state.
The state of Rhode Island was also badly affected, with 91,000 homes without electricity.
The situation should improve by the end of the day, according to the NWS, which says that “the coastal storm will move away from the northeastern United States.”