Severe weather wreaks havoc across the US — from Midwest flooding to deadly Northeast storms

By Hannah Fingerhut and Margery Beck
The Associated Press
June 28, 2024
Category: Forestry
Region: United States

OMAHA, Nebraska — Severe weather over days has caused havoc and destruction across the U.S. That includes torrential rains and flooding in the Upper Midwest and powerful storms in the Northeast that left a least two people dead from falling trees. The deadly storms that raked parts of the Northeast late Wednesday into early Thursday spun off tornadoes and initially left some 250,000 customers in the region without power. …High winds of up to 70 mph brought down power lines and trees and damaged some homes and other structures in the area. …The storms came on the heels of widespread flooding in parts of the Midwest after days of torrential rains soaked the area. …Flooding is attributed to at least two deaths — one in Iowa and one in South Dakota. …Here is where weather events stand in the U.S. and what’s expected in the coming days.

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