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Disaster Relief: Providing shelter, food and water. Support people New York, New Jersey, Connecticut & North Carolina storm. New York, an intense storm system battered the Northeast with torrential rains and fierce winds Monday, snarling traffic, delaying flights, knocking out power across the region and killing at least two people. Wind gusts of up to 50 mph were recorded in New York and New Jersey, where 2 to 4 inches of rain fell throughout the morning, according to the National Weather Service. In Connecticut, winds speeds of over 65 mph toppled trees and power lines. Weather-related warnings were issued in more than a half dozen states along the East Coast from North Carolina to Maine. Flooding across New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia and Boston left city streets completely underwater ahead of rush hour. Mass transit systems, including the New York City subway, were plagued by delays and cancellations. Bridges across the tri-state area were subjected to travel restrictions, further stalling traffic. Meanwhile, more than 700,000 utility customers from Virginia up to Maine were without power as of mid-afternoon. In New England, trees fell and killed two people: one in Hingham, Massachusetts, and the other in Windham, Maine. In the Hudson Valley area of Upstate New York, Adrienne Auchmoody, 79, awoke at around 2 a.m. by the sound of intense winds blowing against her home.
Victims of Violence: Providing financial assistance to families affected by this tragedy. At least 18 people were killed when a gunman opened fire at a bowling alley and a restaurant in Maine, the state's governor confirmed. Authorities carried out a massive search Thursday for a U.S. Army reservist who they say. killed 18 people and wounded 13 at a bowling alley and a bar in a mass shooting that sent panicked patrons scrambling under tables and behind bowling pins and gripped the entire state of Maine in fear. Schools, doctor's offices and grocery stores closed, and people stayed behind locked door in cities as far away as 50 miles (80 kilometers) from the scenes of Wednesday night's shootings in Lewiston. Card underwent a mental health evaluation in mid-July after he began acting erratically during training. Eight murder warrants were issued for Card, 40, after authorities identified eight of the victims, police said. Ten more will likely be issued once the names of the rest of the dead are confirmed. Officials with Central Maine Medical Center said three of the injured people were in critical condition and five were hospitalized but stable.
Disaster Relief: Providing shelter, food, and water. Record-setting rain overwhelmed New York City’s sewer system Friday, sending a surge of floodwater coursing through streets and into basements, schools, subways and vehicles throughout the nation’s most populous city. The water rose fast and furious, catching some commuters off guard as they slogged through Friday morning’s rush hour. First responders jumped into action where needed, plucking people from stranded cars and basements filling like bathtubs.
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Disaster Relief: Providing shelter, fod and water. While Vermont is where the greatest risk of flooding exists, all of New England is at risk of excessive rainfall. A dire and potentially catastrophic situation is unfolding across parts of New England and New York, where continuous rounds of heavy rain parked over the region are triggering flash flooding of epic proportions. This system has already proven impressive and deadly. Nearly 8 inches of rain fell in just six hours in Orange County, New York, on Sunday at the US Military Academy at West Point. That was a 1-in-1,000-year rainfall event for the location – one that is so intense, it usually only occurs once every 1,000 years. The surge of floodwaters there swept away and killed a woman Sunday night and forced dozens of high-water rescues. Many communities marooned by water, including the state capital, where a dam just upstream was threatening to overflow. The flooding has already caused tens of millions of dollars in damage, officials said, with more to come: If water pours over the dam on the Winooski River that flows through Montpelier, it could surge through downtown blocks where the floods were already waist high.
Disaster Relief: Providing shelter food and water. Southeastern New York, including New York City, as powerful thunderstorms made their way into the region, bringing “torrential downpours. Areas that were low-lying, had poor drainage or are close to creeks, streams or rivers are particularly at risk for flash flooding. The heavy rain rapidly flooded basements and put people’s lives at risk, city. The storms have already dumped several inches of water throughout the day across parts of the Lower Hudson Valley, flooding roadways, trapping drivers inside their cars and spilling debris across communities, knocked out power and damaged homes. One person in New York’s Hudson Valley has drowned as she was trying to leave her home.
Kaylin Gillis, 20-years-old was shot and killed Saturday after she and three others accidentally turned into the wrong driveway while looking for a friend’s house in rural upstate New York. She was a passenger in a vehicle when a man, 65-year-old Kevin Monahan, fired two shots from his front porch. one of the shots hit the vehicle and struck Gillis. They drove up this driveway for a very short time, realized their mistake and were leaving, when Mr. Monahan came out and fired two shots. Monahan has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with her death. There was clearly no threat from anyone in the vehicle. There was no reason for Mr. Monahan to feel threatened. This is a very sad case of some young adults that were looking for a friend’s house and ended up at this man’s house who decided to come out with a firearm and discharge it. Our prayers go out to the family.
Providing shelter, food and water to help people during this disaster. Heavy snow is expected to keep falling in western New York state through Sunday after a historic storm saw the Buffalo area logging record snowfall totaling more than 6 feet in some areas. While the Buffalo area is used to dealing with heavy snowfall, this storm is delivering “much more. Erie County, which includes Buffalo, experienced its largest-ever amount of snowfall in a 24-hour period Saturday. Snowvember refers to a storm in the Buffalo area in November 2014, where nearly 7 feet of snow was dumped in three days. At least 13 people died in that storm and the weight of the snow caused dozens of roofs to crumble under the impact. Two people have died in this storm from cardiac complications related to shoveling snow and attempting to clear the ground. As the heaviest snow slid south of the greater Buffalo area into southern Erie and Chautauqua counties overnight, an additional 6 to 18 inches is possible in the region.