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Two dead after thunderstorms in eastern U.S., thousands without power

Storms downed power lines on a highway in Maryland. Associated Press/Photo by Jerry Jackson/The Baltimore Sun

Two dead after thunderstorms in eastern U.S., thousands without power

Hundreds of thousands of people were without power Tuesday morning after a series of severe storms battered states from Alabama to Pennsylvania. A falling tree killed a 15-year-old boy in South Carolina, and a lightning strike killed a 28-year-old man in Alabama. More thunderstorms are forecast for the Midwest and the Gulf Coast states later this week, according to the National Weather Service.

Have the storms impacted travel? Strong winds Monday night blew power lines onto a highway in Maryland, stranding dozens of people in their cars for hours. More than 8,900 flights domestic and international flights were delayed in the United States on Monday, and more than 1,700 were canceled, according to the tracking website FlightAware. An additional 300 flights were canceled Tuesday morning. 

Dig deeper: Read Janie B. Cheaney’s column in WORLD Magazine about crying out to God amid tragedy.

Lauren Canterberry

Lauren Canterberry is a reporter for WORLD. She graduated from the World Journalism Institute and the University of Georgia with a degree in journalism, both in 2017. She worked as a local reporter in Texas and now lives in Georgia with her husband.

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