Tropical Storm Isaias kills EIGHT as woman, 60, crushed to death by tree and autistic girl, 5, is swept to her death

AT least eight people have been killed in Tropical Storm Isaias, which has rocked the United States' eastern coast in recent days.

A 60-year-old woman in North Conway, New Hampshire, was found dead on Tuesday night after a tree toppled onto the building where she lived, according to reports.



Cops said the woman was on the second floor of the building, local news station WMUR reported on Wednesday.

Today, cops revealed the lifeless body of a missing autistic five-year-old girl has been found after vanishing during the storm.

After a ground and air search, the body of Eliza Talal was found Wednesday morning by police in Fischer's Park, Pennsylvania, about two miles from her home.

Police said the girl may have been carried away at the creek behind her home swelled, eventually coming to a rest in a section of Towamencin Creek at Fischer's Park.

Eliza is the eighth person in the US to have died during the devastating storm.

Terrifying videos from across the coastline show branches falling down onto streets and properties below.

Two more people were reported dead in Maryland and New York City because of falling trees.

Mario Siles, 59, was identified as a man who died in the Queens borough of the city.

Officials said Siles, a contractor, was sitting in his work van when a large oak tree fell on top of his vehicle, crushing him.



A superintendent at the apartment buildings Siles was doing work at told the New York Daily News: “There was a boom."

“The tree came down and crushed everything," Cristian Lopez said. “He was a contractor doing work for us."

Lopez said he was renovating an apartment and was waiting for his son to come downstairs, adding Siles was there "maybe 20 minutes total."

“He was still inside the van,” Lopez said. “His body was crushed. When the cops came, his son walked up."



"They asked him if he knew the guy. He said, 'He’s my father,’ and then he collapsed.”

“Mario was a good, hard working guy,” Lopez told the News. “He was a plumber but all did all kinds of work. He did everything.”

Officials said two people died after the tropical storm spun off a tornado that hit a mobile home park in North Carolina, where it made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane on Monday.

In Pennsylvania, one person died after their car was overtaken by water and pulled downstream.


Authorities said an 83-year-old woman died in Delaware after a tree branch fell on them.

According to the National Hurricane Center, Isaias sustained top winds of up to 65 mph more than 18 hours after coming ashore.

But as of Tuesday night, it was down to 45 mph max winds.

Isaias jumped between hurricane and tropical storm status in recent days as it headed toward the East Coast.


Before Isaias made landfall on Monday, the storm killed two people in the Caribbean and battered the Bahamas before it brushed past Florida.

The National Weather Service said tornadoes were confirmed in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and New Jersey.

As of Wednesday, millions of people were without power on the East Coast across multiple states.

New York City’s power utility said it saw more outages from Isaias than from any storm except Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

Patrick Foye, chairman of New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority, said more than 2,000 trees fell across the system's train and bus network.

“This storm caused severe damage,” Foye saidon Wednesdsay.

“Not since Superstorm Sandy has our system experienced this type of wind.”

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