Storm Riley in Pictures: Monster Nor’Easter Lashes East Coast

Images and footage have emerged of the damage caused by Winter Storm Riley as the “bomb cyclone” blasted the East Coast Friday and early Saturday.

GettyImages-926305196 High winds, rain and flooding is taking place in Scituate and the surrounding coastal areas of Massachusetts as a storm known as a 'bomb cyclone' makes it way past the East Coast. Getty Images

The powerful storm, that killed at least five people, will move away from the northeastern United States on Saturday, leaving a trail of flooded streets, power outages and brutal winds, forecasters said.

Snow and rain will taper off as skies clear, but winds gusts of up to 50 miles per hour will persist through the day across the region, the National Weather Service said.

Pictures showed waves and storm swells battering the Massachusett's coast.

GettyImages-926270042 High winds, rain and flooding is taking place in Scituate and the surrounding coastal areas of Massachusetts as a storm known as a 'bomb cyclone' makes it way past the East Coast. Getty Images

GettyImages-926305380 Coastal areas in New England are bracing for the high tide that is scheduled to be at it's highest as waves crash into homes in Scituate, Massachusetts on March 2, 2018. High winds, rain and flooding is taking place in Scituate and the surrounding coastal areas of Massachusetts as a storm known as a 'bomb cyclone' makes it way past the East Coast. Getty Images

In Boston and nearby communities, storm swells flooded the streets.

GettyImages-926470024 A National Guard vehicle brings emergency workers to residents trapped by flood waters due to a strong coastal storm on March 2, 2018 in Quincy, Massachusetts. A nor'easter hit the east coast on Friday, bringing coastal flooding, heavy snow and strong winds to the area. Getty Images

High winds toppled trees and caused power outages. 

GettyImages-926378036 Rubble rests on top of a car after a partially burnt building collapsed due to strong winds in Northeast Washington, DC, on March 2, 2018. Getty Images

Almost 2.4 million homes and businesses had no power in the North East and Midwest early on Saturday. Some utility companies warned customers that power might not be restored until later in the day or Sunday.

GettyImages-926422900 A large tree lays on the corner of a house after falling over in high winds March 2, 2018 in the Bronx borough of New York. A major winter storm struck the US East Coast on Friday, bringing heavy rain, snow and strong winds and leading to the cancellation of hundreds of flights and closure of federal government offices in Washington. Getty Images

Private forecasting service AccuWeather said the storm dumped as much as 18 inches of snow on parts of New York state and Pennsylvania. 

It also snarled transportation from the Mid-Atlantic into New England, with more than a quarter of flights into and out of New York’s three major airports and Boston’s airport canceled, tracking service FlightAware.com reported.