A deadly nor'easter took down trees around the area including this one in Hempstead.

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Deadly Storm Knocks Out Power, Takes Down Trees Around The Tri-State

March 03, 2018 - 2:57 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- If you spent the day listening to 1010 WINS on a battery powered radio, you're not the only one. Friday's deadly storm left many without power, and more problems may be on the way.

Things were drying out, but the wind wasn't calming down just yet, and that could continue to cause problems in the form of downed trees and power lines, as well as coastal flooding.

The storm has been blamed for at least five deaths. One of the victims was an 11-year-old boy who died when a tree fell through his Putnam County home just after noon on Friday. Emergency crews crawled through debris to get to the boy, but couldn't save him.

In addition to death, the storm left behind a fair amount of disruption. Amtrak says it's ready to resume modified service on the Northeast Corridor, after shutting down on Friday night.

Airports were also snarled for most of the night. For those who did make it into the sky, conditions made for an ugly flight. One captain reported that pretty much everyone on the plane threw up -- including the pilots. There were no reports of anyone being seriously harmed.

Power outages remained across the area on Saturday, with 12,000 on Long Island, they expect most power to be restored by Monday.

In New Jersey PSE&G-NJ said 11,000 were without power, however they expect many to be restored today. That number was in addition to JCP&L who reported some 130,000 waiting for the lights to come back on. In Hunterdon, Sussex, and Warren counties just over 70,000 were without power.

Con Ed has 70,000 without power, most of those are in Westchester County, there was no definite word on when their power will be back.