Series of Storms Hitting New York Region Leaves Power Outages, Uninhabitable Homes

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The series of storms hitting the New York region this past weekend left destruction in its wake, causing at least one fatality and wreaking havoc on trees and residents' power. Approximately 20,000 people lost power in the northern part of the state, reported WABC, while New York City and Long Island reported fewer outages, most of which had already been restored by Friday. New Jersey experienced 25,770 power outages from the storm, and as of Monday morning, NBC reported hundreds still did not have power in central New Jersey from a Saturday night reprise. For many in the region, it could be days still before power is restored. As of Sunday evening, Chemung County in New York reported a number of uninhabitable homes, according to WETM. A state of emergency was still in effect at that time. Governor Andrew Cuomo said of his decision to declare a state of emergency in the area: "There were reports of isolated fires, and roofs torn off small structures, and people trapped in vehicles because of downed power lines." -Alissa Fleck

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