According to a tally from Poweroutage.US, the outages were concentrated in the tri-state area: As of Wednesday morning, power was out for nearly a million people in New Jersey, about 775,000 people in New York, and about 700,000 in Connecticut. In all, outages stretched from North Carolina up to Maine.
The storm, now a post-tropical cyclone, has moved into southeastern Canada, bringing heavy rain and powerful winds over the province of Quebec.
As of Wednesday morning, the storm’s maximum sustained winds were about 40 mph and it is expected to get weaker, the National Hurricane Center said, adding the storm is likely to dissipate Wednesday night or Thursday.
A wind advisory was in effect for all of eastern and Northern Maine until early Wednesday morning, according to the National Weather Service in Caribou.
5 dead in storm’s path
At least two people were killed when a tornado struck a mobile home park in Windsor, North Carolina, Bertie County officials said. Twelve people were injured and taken to hospitals.
In New York, 60-year-old Mario Siles was found dead inside a 2014 Dodge van “with trauma about the head and body,” a New York Police Department spokeswoman said.
In Delaware, an 83-year-old woman was found under a large branch in a pond near her home, Cpl. Jason Hatchell with Delaware State Police told CNN.
“Our parking lot flooded,” Brittany Austin told the news station. “So, for me to get the children to the parents, who had to park as soon as they came in the parking lot, I had to sludge my way through a good 6 feet of water to get them out to the parents.”
Multiple streets were flooded Tuesday, the affiliate reported.
Ripped trees and submerged streets
As the storm moved to Canada, it left in its wake flooded US neighborhoods and residents cleaning up the damage.
“I was sitting in my living room and I was telling my husband water is coming through the back,” Tanya Andrews told the affiliate. “It was already flooded. Then the police captain came and told us to evacuate. My house is flooded.”
In the northeastern part of the city, roofs were torn off, wires were on the ground and residents told the news station they saw powerful winds ripping trees off the ground.
CNN’s Michael Guy contributed to this report.