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    Winter Storm Grayson Kills at Least 8; Hundreds More Flights Canceled as Northeast Di

    Winter Storm Grayson Kills at Least 8; Hundreds More Flights Canceled as Northeast Digs Out
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    With the snowfall from Winter Storm Grayson largely departed from the Northeast, residents were digging out from the monster storm Friday morning.

    Grayson was responsible for at least eight deaths, most of which were in car crashes on snowy or icy roads. Officials confirmed four deaths in North Carolina, two in Virginia, one in South Carolina and another in Pennsylvania as the storm swept through more than a dozen states.
    One day after more than 4,000 flights were canceled nationwide, most of which were due to the winter storm, hundreds more cancellations occurred Friday morning, according to the flight-tracking website FlightAware. On Thursday, Grayson forced complete shutdowns of both John F. Kennedy International Airport and LaGuardia Airport.
    Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said flooding from the "historic high tide" prompted the deployment of National Guard high-water rescue vehicles to aid residents and stranded vehicles, the Associated Press reported. The National Weather Service later confirmed that a tide record was set in Boston, breaking the old record set during the Blizzard of 1978

    As tides rose in the afternoon hours, coastal areas saw flooding in addition to the wintry precipitation from the storm.
    Storm surge poured into the streets in towns like Scituate, Massachusetts, flooding the roads with partially frozen salt water. In the town of Rockport, The Weather Channel storm tracker Jim Cantore watched as water levels rose quickly Thursday afternoon and threatened to wash away several parked cars that were left behind.
    In Suffolk County, Massachusetts, the emergency management director reported 75 homes had flooding on their first floors and utilities were compromised, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).
    North of Plymouth, Massachusetts, fire crews in the town of Duxbury responded to water rescues in flooded areas, and a house fire was reported, the town's fire department said in a tweet Thursday afternoon

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    [OFFICIAL] Boston has broken the highest ever recorded tide since 1921. New Record: 4.88' MHHW (or 15.16' MLLW) on January 4th, 2018. Old Record: 4.82' MHHW (or 15.10' MLLW) during the Blizzard of '78.
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    Brutal cold sends shivers through Northeast after 'bomb cyclone'
    Fri January 5, 2018




    A one-two punch of dangerously frigid temperatures and gusty winds will wallop parts of the Northeast and Midwest on Friday and Saturday after a major storm left piles of snow and thousands of power outages along the East Coast.
    Millions in these regions will bundle up against temperatures in the single digits and teens during the day and near or below zero at night.

    Photos: Frigid temperatures strike US
    But wind chills will make it feel far colder: as low as 20 to 40 degrees below zero in parts of the Northeast.
    Brutal cold torments the US
    The brutal cold comes after a "bomb cyclone" dumped more than a foot of snow across eight states, knocking out power for tens of thousands and deluging streets in Massachusetts with icy water.

    The storm has moved away, but strong winds remain in the Northeast, challenging crews who are trying to restore power and disruptions to indoor heating -- a major concern with these dangerously chilly conditions.
    The storm heaped plenty of misery across the region. Waves from the sea washed into Boston streets. And the tide in the city -- 15.16 feet -- broke a record set during the blizzard of 1978, the National Weather Service said.

    Stunned residents had to flee their homes in coastal Massachusetts as frigid waters poured into their streets and engulfed their cars in ice. Outages: More than 5,100 customers in the East were without power, according to reports from 11 states.

    • Deadly conditions: At least 19 people have died this week due to severe weather, officials said. Six deaths were reported in Wisconsin, four in Texas, three in North Carolina, and one each in Ohio, Michigan, Missouri, North Dakota, South Carolina and Virginia.
    Freezing cold: Low temperatures and wind chills will be threats. Dozens of record lows could be set over the weekend along the East Coast, including in New York, Boston and Philadelphia.

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