Christian leaves at least 5 dead as it crosses the East Coast en route to Canada

The Tropical Storm Christians killed at least five people as they were killed on the East Coast on Tuesday, killing several people who died from falling trees.

A spokesman for the New York Police Department said Mario Siles, 60, was found inside a 2014 Dodge van "with trauma to the head and body."

The spokesman said that he was declared dead at the scene.

An 83-year-old woman in Delaware was found under a large branch in a pond near her home in the afternoon. Jason Hatchell with the Delaware State Police told CNN.

In St. Mary's County, Southern Maryland, the driver of a car died after a tree fell on the roof of the car.

Earlier, at least two people were killed because of a tornado at a mobile home park in Windsor, North Carolina, Bertie County said. Twelve people were injured and taken to hospitals.

A resident of the neighborhood told CNN-affiliated WRAL that she was hiding in the bathroom with her two sons.

Desri Pike said, "We didn't have a lot of time to react after the end hit. I mean it gets hit in one go." "For lack of a better word, it was hell. You don't really think about anything else, but just holding the kids and hoping it doesn't complete the house."

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Sheriff John Holley told the station: "It's bad. It doesn't look real. It looks like something on TV. There is nothing."

Preliminary reports of more than 30 tornadoes along the East Coast have been received.

According to Powerout, the storm has powered over 3 million customers.

As of 8 o'clock. ET, Issaas was grinding through the New England states as it headed to Canada, the National Hurricane Center said.

The storm center said, "During the past few hours, wind gusts of 40–50 mph (65–80 km / h) have occurred in parts of Rhode Island, eastern Massachusetts and southwestern New Hampshire."

Isai particularly dangerous because of how quickly it is traveling. By Tuesday evening, the storm was moving north-northeast at a speed of 40 mph. The storm still had maximum 50 mph winds.

CNN meteorologist Chad Myers said the rapid pace meant that Isis would not be too weak as it continued on the east coast.

It also means that the tornado can collapse with little or no warning. "If you get a warning (tornado) on your phone, make sure you pay attention to it," Myers said.

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