Tropical Storm Isaias raced up the East Coast today. Here's what you need to know about the storm's destructive path:
- Two people reported dead: At least two people were killed Tuesday when a tornado struck a mobile home park in Windsor, North Carolina, Bertie County officials said. Twelve people were injured and taken to hospitals.
- Millions lost power: The storm knocked out power for more than 2.7 million people Tuesday as the country simultaneously grapples with coronavirus.
- Tornadoes happening in multiple states: More than a dozen tornadoes have been reported in North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and Delaware, CNN meteorologist Brandon Miller said. A tornado watch was issued for several major cities, including New York and Philadelphia, until 4 p.m. Tuesday.
- New York City seeing strongest winds since Sandy: The system could bring the strongest winds to New York City since Superstorm Sandy almost eight years ago, said Ross Dickman, the meteorologist-in-charge at the National Weather Service office in New York. The National Weather Service said that LaGuardia Airport had one gust of 69 mph Tuesday.
- Thousands of evacuations: The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NDOT) evacuated more than 3,000 people from Ocracoke Island on Monday, CNN affiliate WAVY-TV reported.
- What's left to come from Isaias: New York will endure its toughest conditions until 7 p.m. A storm surge of 1 to 3 feet is expected, in addition to 2 to 3 inches of rain and wind gusts of up to 70 mph. Boston will get hit between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m., with wind gusts of up to 50 mph and less than an inch of rain expected.