Rain, wind battering the Northeastern U.S.

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Narragansett, RI (CBS Newspath) -- Severe weather is hitting the East Coast with damaging winds and torrential rains.

Southern New England appeared to be suffering the brunt of the damage late Sunday (October 29) night.

Eversource reported more than 50-thousand Connecticut customers without power before midnight, with that number expected to grow.

The National Weather Service says the storm will continue through early Monday (October 30) morning.

Flash flood and high wind warnings have been issued across the region. Meteorologists say parts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts could see wind gusts of up to 70 miles per hour.

The Meriden Human Society in Connecticut put out a call for volunteers on its Facebook page Sunday (October 29) night to help deal with flooding in its dog kennels.

Downed trees and power lines and flooded roads also are being reported across the region.

In Kearny, New Jersey, a mother and her son had to be rescued from their car by boat earlier Sunday (October 29), when the rain came down quicker than the roads could handle.