Thunderstorms Strike U.S. East Coast

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Published on April 15, 2019 - Duration: 00:34s

Thunderstorms Strike U.S. East Coast

(Reuters) - Severe thunderstorms blasted the U.S. East Coast with gusts of wind up to 50 miles per hour on Monday morning, knocking out power in thousands of homes and putting several states on flood watch, the National Weather Service said.

A view of clouds, part of a weather system seen from near Franklin, Texas, U.S., in this still image from social media video dated April 13, 2019.

South over the weekend, where it spurred tornadoes that killed at least five people, including three children, officials said.

The storm’s cold front brought snow to Chicago on Sunday, with 1 to 3 inches (2.5-7.6 cm) reported in central Illinois.

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