Updated Aug 5, 2020 - Science

In photos: Storm Isaias lashes the East Coast

A man walks through floodwaters In Muhlenberg Township where heavy rains and flooding hit Berks County Pennsylvania as a result of tropical storm Isaias moved along the East Coast Tuesday August 4
Floodwaters in Muhlenberg Township, Pa., a result of Isaias moving along the East Coast on Tuesday. Photo: Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images

Isaias became a post-tropical cyclone as it moved into southeast Canada late Tuesday after pummeling the East Coast for much of the day with heavy rains and wind —trigging tornadoes, floods and leaving millions without power. At least six people have lost their lives in the storm.

The big picture: Isaias made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane in North Carolina late Monday before being downgraded. It dumped heavy rain across Florida as a tropical storm over the weekend. On July 31, it lashed the Bahamas and parts of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic as a Category 1 hurricane.

Co-workers cary injured maintenance worker by downed by strong wind tree after tropical storm Isaias lashes out New York City as seen in lower Manhattan, New York, United States on August 04
Maintenance workers carry a colleague who in lower Manhattan, who was injured by a tree downed in wind after Isaias swept through New York City on Aug. 4. Photo: Lev Radin/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
The scene in Brooklyn, New York, on Aug. 4 after Isaias pounded the U.S. eastern seaboard with driving rain and strong winds.
The scene in Brooklyn, New York, on Aug. 4 after Isaias pounded the U.S. eastern seaboard with driving rain and strong winds. Photo: Diane Desobeau/AFP via Getty Images
Sandbags are seen in front of local businesses along main Main Street after Tropical Storm Isaias moved through the region on August 04, 2020 in Ellicott City, Maryland.
Sandbags in front of local businesses in Ellicott City, Md., to protect against Isaias on Aug. 4. Photo: J. Countess/Getty Images
Workers clean the street of debris and branches after Tropical Storm Isaias passed through the region on August 4, 2020 in Guttenberg, New Jersey.
Fallen trees and debris from the storm have littered the streets of Guttenberg, N.J., with thousands of people left without power and the subway service disrupted. Photo: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images
The Coney Island boardwalk stands mostly empty as Tropical Storm Isaias churns its way up the East Coast on on August 04, 2020 in New York City.
The Coney Island boardwalk as Tropical Storm Isaias churns its way up the East Coast on Aug. 4. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images
Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Aug. 3,  as Hurricane Isaias moves north along the U.S. eastern seaboard.
Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Aug. 3, after Isaias made landfall in North Carolina as a hurricane. Photo: Sean Rayford/Getty Images
 Lightning lights up the sky behind midtown Manhattan and the Empire State Building ahead of the expected arrival of Hurricane Isaias in the New York City area on August 3
Lightning over midtown Manhattan and the Empire State Building in New York City on Aug. 3, ahead of Isaias' arrival. Photo: Gary Hershorn/Getty Images
People walk across Ocean Boulevard in the rain August 3, 2020 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Heavy rain at Ocean Boulevard on Aug. 3. Photo: Sean Rayford/Getty Images
A person watches waves crashing against the Pier at Garden City August 3, 2020 in Garden City, South Carolina.
The Pier at Garden City in South Carolina on Aug. 3. Photo: Sean Rayford/Getty Images
 People walk through floodwaters on Ocean Blvd. August 3, 2020 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Floodwaters on Ocean Blvd on Aug. 3. Photo: Sean Rayford/Getty Images

Editor's note: This article will be updated with more photos as the story develops. Please check back for updates.

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