July 27th, 2012
03:15 AM ET

Storms knock out power to tens of thousands from Plains to Northeast

Hundreds of thousands lost power due to a potent storm system that extended eastward from the Plains toward the Northeast on Thursday, bringing with it high winds and destructive lightning.

Severe thunderstorm watches were in effect at one point Thursday evening for a continuous stretch from Oklahoma through New Jersey. The danger could lurk for several hours longer, with the National Weather Service issuing such warnings in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Kentucky, Virginia, Arkansas and other points in between.

Well before then, the system had already packed a punch.

In Pennsylvania, a tree crushed a woman in her car as she sought shelter at a campsite, killing her, said Glenn Dunn, the emergency management coordinator for Potter County.


Filed under: U.S. • Weather
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  1. Amanda

    This storm is in texarkana Texas and it is a bad one

    July 27, 2012 at 3:56 am | Report abuse |
  2. s kel

    My heart goes out to those affected by this storm. It was earlier this mouth my area (Wash. D C) went thru bad storms that knocked out power for days and killed about 9 or more here plus had temps over 100 degrees.

    July 27, 2012 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |