Nor'easter Live Updates: Rough Waves Bring Damage to Boats in Coastal New England Towns

Live Updates

A downpour of rain and strong winds are continuing into Wednesday after the nor'easter storm caused widespread flooding and life-threatening situations yesterday.

Hundreds of thousands of people have been left without power in Massachusetts with winds approaching 100 miles per hour and heavy rain continuing in New York and New Jersey, which had both declared a state of emergency yesterday.

Flash flood warnings are still in place in Pennsylvania, southern Connecticut, and northeast New Jersey as heavy rain and winds batter the mainland throughout the morning.

The live updates for this blog have ended.

Boats damaged during nor'easter storm

In addition to power lines and homes, this week's nor'easter also brought damage to boats in coastal New England towns.

#Cohasset Several boats aground in Cohasset Harbor. Winds still very strong. pic.twitter.com/EwuFuJwPt8

— Cohasset Police (@CohassetPolice) October 27, 2021

The storm brought high winds, rough waves, ocean slash-over and coastal flooding in many areas along the north Atlantic coast.

A boat named Odyssey came off its mooring during the nor’easter Wednesday morning and washed up near the Ida Lewis Yacht Club on Wellington Avenue in Newport. It was in the process being restored as onlookers stopped to watch. #newportri #noreaster pic.twitter.com/6W7I7dIXV2

— Newport Daily News (@TheNewportDaily) October 27, 2021

Crews work to cleared downed trees that hit powerlines, homes across New England

There are numerous reports of trees down on houses and power lines across New England this morning following the heavy wind and rain Tuesday night.

New England power company Eversource is working to repair downed power lines across the region.

Crews are working across the state, tackling blocked roads like here in Lebanon (top right), Woodstock (bottom right), and Griswold (left) so we can make repairs. pic.twitter.com/QoGSBiItRw

— Eversource CT (@EversourceCT) October 27, 2021

Local emergency response crews are clearing trees and branches that have fallen on power lines, cars and homes.

Yet another large tree down in Warwick. This time at the intersection between Trinity Street and Chapmans Ave. Tree is fully uprooted and fell onto a home. National Grid and Warwick Police are on scene. @wpri12 pic.twitter.com/Cts2WaP1GB

— Steven Matregrano (@smatregranoWPRI) October 27, 2021

Wind gusts reach up to 90 mph in Massachusetts

Massachusetts clocked some of the highest wind gusts in the region Tuesday, with gusts in some areas reaching over 90 mph.

According to AccuWeather, some coastal towns experienced Catagory 1 hurricane-level winds.

Wind Gusts Massachusetts
High wind gusts reported in Massachusetts Tuesday during the first nor'easter of the season. ACCUWEATHER

Over 600,000 power outages in New England

Over 600,000 power outages have been reported in New England as of 9:30 a.m. ET, according to Poweroutage.us.

There are 630,039 outages reported in the region. Massachusetts is approaching 500,000 outages.

Power Outages New England
Power outages reported in New England as of 9:30 a.m. ET. POWEROUTAGE.US

'Damaging winds' expected to calm by Thursday, National Weather Service says

"Damaging winds" will continue Wednesday, with gusts up to 60 mph in some areas, and moderate coastal flooding is expected during high tide, according to the National Weather Service.

Strong winds of 40 to 50 mph will continue into the night before calming down by Thursday afternoon.

[Effects & Impacts Timeline: Autumn Nor'Easter] While conditions are easing across western MA into CT, significant impacts continue across eastern MA and RI. Strong to damaging winds will continue, with pockets of Moderate coastal flooding for this afternoon's high tide: pic.twitter.com/K0OtoDoZQO

— NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) October 27, 2021

'Hold onto your hats': Stormy weather returns to New York

The nor'easter storm - minus the flash flooding - has been battering New York once again this morning.

Hold onto your hats this morning, especially along the coast! While the rain has ended, winds remain blustery as our coastal low departs to the northeast. #NYwx #NJwx #CTwx

Here's our forecast peak wind gusts today: pic.twitter.com/KWtfuCbzNh

— NWS New York NY (@NWSNewYorkNY) October 27, 2021

WATCH: Transformer blows up and sets trees on fire

Towns in Massachusetts are suffering mass power outages - now over 450,000 people - due to winds from the nor'easter storm.

The video shows a transformer in the town of Brockton - 25 miles south of Boston - blowing up and causing trees to catch fire earlier this morning.

WOW! Check out this video from #Brockton of a transformer blowing and trees catching fire. Video from Harry Green Jr. pic.twitter.com/eBa2IggFUO

— Anna Meiler (@AnnaMeiler) October 27, 2021

Wind bringing down 'massive' trees which are knocking out power

Utility company Eversource says the toppling of large trees is partly responsible for widespread power outages in Massachusetts.

Powerful winds overnight brought massive trees down onto our power lines across the Cape, like here in Eastham. We’re working to assess all the damage and coordinating with our communities to make roads safe. pic.twitter.com/265sTKh0Mz

— Eversource MA (@EversourceMA) October 27, 2021

Over 400,000 now without power

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency has confirmed that as of 45 minutes ago 407,000 people have been left without power.

As of 6:30 AM, power outages of over 407,000 customers.

Avoid downed power lines, check on neighbors, & use generators outside away from buildings.

Power outage safety tips: https://t.co/xmF3OzZnJh
Outage tracking map: https://t.co/tKdER1Llac pic.twitter.com/5gazyg0umB

— MEMA (@MassEMA) October 27, 2021

Power outages 'over 350,000' in Massachusetts - reports

The number of power outages is approaching 400,000, according to local news stations and figures from electricity companies.

The storm has now moved firmly into the middle of the state - and Connecticut - after ripping through the coast.

The edge of the storm is now approaching New York once again.

Dangerous winds rip through Massachusetts
Destructive winds from a nor'easter storm have ripped through Massachusetts AccuWeather

How strong are nor'easter winds?

Flash flooding is decreasing as the main risk of the storm, with dangerously high winds knocking out power for tens of thousands of people across the east coast.

The highest recorded gust so far this morning is 94 miles per hour in Edgartown, Massachusetts, according to the National Weather Service.

Highest wind gust for the storm: 94 mph in Edgartown at the Chappy Ferry dock at 4:31 am! #MAwx

— NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) October 27, 2021

Highest gusts as of 430 AM:

- 88 mph Vineyard Haven
- 87 mph Scituate
- 84 mph Duxbury
- 83 mph Wellfleet
- 82 mph Dennis
- 80 mph Truro

— NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) October 27, 2021

Nor'easter begins retrograding

The storm is now turning west and its severe hurricane-force winds are causing significant damage in Massachusetts.

It now seems likely the storm will make its way back to New York in the next hour, causing significant damage with winds of up to 80 miles per hour.

The highest recorded gust so far this morning is 88 miles per hour in Vineyard Haven, MA.

Nor'easter is retrograding (moving westward) as it causes hurricane force wind gusts over southeastern New England. Storm will pass closest to Long Island by mid to late morning, so expect some damaging wind gusts up to 60mph over eastern Suffolk County. #abc7ny pic.twitter.com/tex263T1sm

— Jeff Smith (@JeffSmithABC7) October 27, 2021

Tens of thousands in Massachusetts suffer power outages

In some towns - such as Rockport - almost two-thirds of homes and businesses have been left without electricity heading into the morning.

Heading north to Gloucester and then Rockport.
Current outages per @MassEMA @boston25 #noreaster pic.twitter.com/TadZQJAE9l

— Evan White (@EvanWhiteIII) October 27, 2021

Nearly one in three buildings without power in Massachusetts peninsula

Extreme winds of up to 80 miles per hour have also been recorded in Provincetown - at the tip of state.

Over 30% of Cape Cod is now without power as our nor’easter officially bombs out, retrograding westward near Nantucket. Gusts over 80 mph(!) have been clocked in Provincetown. #MAwx pic.twitter.com/tDhOh54rAb

— Mathieu Blue (@MathieuBlue) October 27, 2021

Nor'easter hits Maine coastline

The storm is continuing its journey further northeast into New England, with heavy winds causing giant waves to crash on the coast of Maine this morning.

Take a look at the waves at Wells Beach as a nor’easter hits Maine’s coastline. #noreaster #Maine #weather #news pic.twitter.com/yx1g5e2It1

— Talia Clarke (@TaliaClarkeWMTW) October 27, 2021

Good morning and welcome to Newsweek's liveblog

Heavy rain is continuing overnight in northeastern states after being lashed with the nor'easter storm, which caused widespread flooding and power outages.

Follow Newsweek's liveblog throughout Wednesday for all the latest.