Following severe storms in the Eastern US, more than 150,000 homes and businesses were still without power on Tuesday night, leaving two dead, numerous empty homes, and drivers stranded.
The police in Florence, Alabama reported that a 28-year-old man died on Monday after being struck by lightning in southwestern Florida in their parking lot. He has not been identified by authorities.
According to the county coroner’s office, a falling tree hit and killed Evan Christopher Kinley when it hit him outside his grandparents’ home in Anderson County, South Carolina.
In Westminster, Maryland, drivers were left stranded after electrical poles caused power outages.
Route 140 in Westminster, Maryland was flooded with power lines due to severe weather on Monday, leaving many trapped in their cars for up to five and a half hours, according to state police.
The crews were occupied by drivers who had to wait for hours while they worked to de-energize the power lines.
While returning home from work, Jeffrey Campbell claimed that a utility pole fell on vehicles in front of him, resulting in him being trapped for hours with live wires on the ground on either side of his truck. The wire to his right removed his exterior mirror.
He stated that the poles were falling one after the other.
The authorities reported that they eventually rescued 33 adults and 14 children, but no injuries were identified.
Tuesday saw another set of storms.
While the storms that battered Philadelphia on Monday and stretched right up to Atlanta are no longer present, millions of people were still susceptible to severe weather conditions, including thunderstorms, across the Plains on Tuesday night.
The central High Plains can be affected by severe hail, powerful winds, and tornadoes.
Eastern Massachusetts, including Boston, experienced heavy rainfall on Tuesday, with 1 to 3 inches of rain occurring within a few hours. The National Weather Service office confirmed that some storms in the area turned into tornadoes and damaging wind gusts.
Damage is rampant and there’s no power.
Hundreds of thousands of people were left in the dark on Monday, while neighborhoods were littered with debris due to the fierce storms.
Power lines in Maryland were blown up by the powerful storms.
PowerOutage.us reported that over 150,000 homes and businesses in Eastern states were still without power as of Tuesday night, with the majority being located in Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Maryland. The previous day, more than 1 million customers were left without electricity due to severe storms.
According to aerial footage from CNN affiliate WVLT, the roofs of homes in Knoxville, Tennessee were ripped away by the storms.
The National Weather Service in Wakefield, Virginia reported the largest hail storm in Virginia since 2002, with Caroline County experiencing the size of a grapefruit (4.75 inches) due to large and dangerous hail.
The storms caused disruptions in travel on Monday, resulting in over 8,600 flight delays and 1,700 canceled flights.
This small town was extensively affected by a storm.
Dubois and Orange counties in Indiana were hit by EF-1 tornado damage caused by brutal storms on Monday, as reported by the National Weather Service office in Louisville.
The weather service stated that the damage was caused by a longer tornado or multiple tornadoes, but it remains unclear.
According to an aerial video from WLKY, a CNN affiliate, tornadoes were recorded on Monday in Paoli, Indiana, where winds caused roofs to break off buildings, traffic signs were gnarled, and debris hurled across streets.
The storms that hit Paoli, Indiana on Monday caused significant damage.
It was reported by officials that it could take several days to restore power in Paoli.
According to Jason Terrell of CNN affiliate WDRB, the violent weather had caused significant damage in the small town. Multiple trees had also caused several trees to break down on the truck.
He stated that the local Paoli experienced a great deal of heartbreak.