Monday, June 3, 2013

Severe thunderstorms batter the East Coast and leave at least 30,000 without power as system that caused chaos in Oklahoma hits New York

Damaging winds flattened trees and utility wires and knocked out power in parts of northern New England on Sunday, flights were delayed in New York City and a tornado touched down in South Carolina as the East Coast weathered the remnants of violent storms that claimed 13 lives in Oklahoma.

Heavy rain, thunderstorms, high winds and hail moved through sections of the Northeast on Sunday afternoon, leaving 30,000 in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine still without power late that night.

The National Weather Service issued a rare tornado warning as a line of thunderstorms raced through New Hampshire into western Maine.