Flood Warnings on East Coast from Andrea

Torrential rains, spawned a number of flood warnings, have pushed creeks and streams over their banks across the northeast thanks to Andrea, the Atlantic Hurricane season’s first named storm.

On Saturday morning before sunrise, the storm’s center was near Long Island New York with sustained winds of 45 mph. New England states had flood warnings posted but the storm was expected to push into the Canadian Maritimes by Sunday.

The storm brought Florida a great deal of rain with strong winds and tornados. However, it lost some of its powerful between late Friday and early Saturday.

One death related to the storm was reported in Virginia.

As of late Friday, Miami’s National Hurricane Center discontinued all of its tropical storm warnings. However, it cautioned that there was a possibility of localized and coastal flooding between New Jersey and the northern New England coast.

It is expected that the storm will increase in speed on Saturday and drop up to 5 inches of rain from New Jersey to New England before finally tapering off.

Plans in New York for flash flooding were activated and the city experienced some flooding.

In and around Boston a number of roadways had been flooded and one flight was even diverted from the city’s Logan International Airport to Newark, New Jersey after it was hit with lightening. No injuries were reported on the aircraft.

The rains also caused cancellations for major league baseball games in Boston, New York and Washington, as well as the cancelling of Sprint Cup qualifying for NASCAR.