Stormy spring skies gave a huge area of north-eastern American a winter-like flailing Apr 13.?
Stormy spring skies gave a huge area of north-eastern American a winter-like flailing Apr 13. The section from New Jersey to Massachusetts was lashed by gale winds, high tides, snow, sleet and rain, Film shows heavy flooding in the New York area.
Surface transportation by car, bus, ferryboat and train was hampered and, in some places, halted. Snow and flooding caused schools to close in New Jersey and New York.
The winds shattered many windows in the New York metropolitan area and the basement of Gouverneur Hospital in Manhattan was flooded.
Many families living along the coastal areas of New Jersey, Staten Island in New York City and on Long Island, were evacuated as high tides poured tons of water into streets and houses. Numerous small boats were reported ripped from their moorings.
The storm also marooned Sir Winston V Churchill aboard the Onassis' yacht in the Hudson River.