Storm hits Canada damaging homes and killing people

Tropical Storm Isaias has reached Canada, on Tuesday, after sweeping through the United States on the Atlantic Coast, killing at least 5 people.

Isaias left more than 3.4 million residents without power. It spawned tornadoes, uprooted trees, damaged homes and caused floods and fires.

New York City Police said “a tree fell and killed a man inside his vehicle in Queens. A driver in Maryland was also killed when a tree toppled on to the car in the storm.” In Delaware, an 83-year-old woman was found dead under a large branch near her home.

New Jersey Governor, Phil Murphy declared a state of emergency and all state offices remained closed on Tuesday while in New York, state authorities deployed emergency supplies including pumps, chainsaws, bottled water and sandbag.

The ninth named storm of the year, Isaias hit Puerto Rico, Haiti and the Dominican Republic with hurricane-strength winds last week killing at least two people. It uprooted trees, destroyed crops and homes and caused flooding and landslides.

A tropical storm warning was issued for the north-east coast all the way to Maine, covering major cities like Washington, Philadelphia and New York.

BBC NEWS