Tropical Storm Isaias causes damage along east coast

NEW JERSEY (NBC NEWS) — Tropical Storm Isaias caused damage to the Jersey Shore area Tuesday, as it moved north.

Isaias hit North Carolina as a category one hurricane Monday night, then swiftly traveled north as a tropical storm.

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy declared a state of emergency at 5 a.m. Tuesday. The Jersey Shore is experiencing gusty winds and torrential rain, which already caused significant damage to buildings, ripping the roofs off and tearing the siding. Nearly 650,000 people lost power in the tri-state area, with most of them being in central and southern New Jersey.

Isaias is expected to continue pushing northeast, traveling near or along the coast of the mid-Atlantic states during the day and across the northeastern united states into southern Canada by Tuesday night.

Anna Weeks is the anchor of NBC5 News at 5 and 11 and Your Place @7 with Anna Weeks. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Oregon State University with a degree in Digital Communication Arts and a minor in writing. Previously, she interned with the National Association of Broadcasters at the NAB Show in Las Vegas. Originally from the Portland area, Anna loves exploring Southern Oregon. In her free time, she enjoys reading, running, and watching sports.
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