NBC News is reporting: Passengers and pilots on a United Airlines flight bound for Washington Dulles International Airport were in for a sickening surprise when Friday's wind storm caused severe turbulence. Nearly everyone on the flight vomited, according to an urgent report filed by a pilot. And over 2,500 flights have been cancelled thus far.
Meteorologists have warned that the Nor'easter, a major storm is expected to pound northeastern states and the eastern coast beginning Friday with damaging winds, heavy rain and snow and severe flooding.
Winds are expected to gust up to 40 mph to 60 mph in some coastal areas on Friday, hitting as high as 75 mph in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, stoking fears of power failures from downed trees.
According to The Weather Channel, winds could last for 36 straight hours, putting more than 78 million people under wind alerts across the Northeast and mid-Atlantic.
"Take this storm seriously," the National Weather Service's Boston office tweeted Thursday. "This is a LIFE & DEATH situation for those living along the coast."
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker warned the storm threatened to be more severe than a Nor'easter which hit the state's coast in January, and told residents of evacuation zones to leave early Friday morning.
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