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.
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