Nor'easter winding down as coastal flooding concerns remain

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A powerful nor'easter on the East Coast killed at least five people and left over a million without power.

The hotel did have a power outage early Saturday, but electricity was restored within two hours, Borromeo said.

The pilot wrote in a report to the National Weather Service: "Very bumpy on descent". Wind gusts exceeded 50 miles per hour, with possible winds of 80 to 90 miles per hour on Cape Cod.

Private forecasting service AccuWeather said the storm dumped as much as 46cm of snow on parts of upstate NY and northeastern Pennsylvania.

Falling trees killed seven people, including two boys who died when trees struck their homes, in Connecticut, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Virginia, according to local media and police.

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency said in a statement residents in the eastern part of the state should expect some rain and snow Saturday night, and minor flooding is forecast for some rivers and streams in southeastern Massachusetts.

Waves crash over a house in Scituate, Massachusetts, on Friday.

"I'm fortunate to get rescued", Christine Way-Cotter of Quincy told Boston CBS affiliate WBZ, according to CNN.

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker activated 200 National Guard members to help victims.

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More than 2,100 flights were canceled by airlines, most spread across airports in the Northeast. LaGuardia and Kennedy airports in New York City were brought to a near standstill.

President Donald Trump, who travelled to North Carolina for the funeral for the Rev. Billy Graham, was forced to fly out of Dulles instead of Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, where Air Force One is housed, because of high winds.

Amtrak canceled service to and from Boston, the District of Columbia and NY on Friday for what the company on Twitter called "hazardous conditions". The commuter system in parts of New York, Connecticut and MA reported suspending or delaying services on Saturday for continuing flood-related problems. Officials said the lingering wind gusts - up to 40 mph (64 kph) in some areas - were slowing power fix efforts by tens of thousands of utility workers even through the main thrust of the storm had moved some 350 miles (560 kilometers) southeast of Cape Cod that morning.

A tractor-trailer also tipped over on New York's Tappan Zee Bridge, snarling traffic for hours. Motorists have also become stranded along the East Coast, and federal government offices in Washington DC have been closed. Smithsonian museums also shut their doors.

A mix of snow and rain will taper off along the coast of New England while northwestern NY could see up to one inch of snow.

Snow totals as of Friday morning were significant, with 14 inches reported in Harborcreek, Pa., 10 inches at the Buffalo-Niagara International Airport and 11 inches in Chardon, Ohio, near Cleveland.

The resort used explosives and other tools to knock down snow to prevent avalanches throughout the day but the snowfall was heavy, she said.

The city has 8 miles of sea walls, and they will have to be inspected carefully, along with water mains and sewer lines, he said. "There's more snow than I've seen in quite a few years".

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