March 13th, 2010
11:28 PM ET

Storms knock out power in Northeast

Heavy rains and hurricane-force winds that surpassed 70 miles per hour in places toppled trees, left more than half a million without power and suspended travel throughout much of the Northeast and mid-Atlantic region Saturday night.

Four inches of rain fell in parts of the region, and the National Weather Service extended storm and flood warnings for much of the area into Sunday.

"This storm is such a slow mover that it's not going to pull out probably until Monday," said CNN meteorologist Jacqui Jeras. "There's another whole day to get through with heavy rain and strong winds."

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  1. Trudy

    In all my 48 years, I do not recall such storms in Lawrence, MA, with this intensity of wind and rain. We are comparing this storm to the Mother's Day storm of 2006 with nearly the same amount of rain in a shorter period of time. The winds are stronger Sunday night than they were on Saturday here, expecting gusts 50-55 mph and the rain is whipping the house. Our rivers are going into flood by Monday, especially the Shawsheen River which will go into major flood. I hope these "Frankenstorms" will be rare and few between.

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