Powerful storms had cut down electricity for nearly 400,000 in the U.S.


A 71 mph wind gust was recorded at Philadelphia International Airport. The PATCO Speedline between southern New Jersey and Philadelphia was not operating during Wednesday. New Jersey Transit has suspended service on its Atlantic City rail line. Gloucester, Camden and Salem counties were the hardest hit areas in New Jersey. A 79-year-old man died Tuesday night after his pickup truck hit a downed tree in Beallsville, in Maryland, after storms swept through. . Amtrak suspended for two hours its Northeast Corridor and Keystone services from Washington through Philadelphia and on to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Thursday’s forecast predicts possible storms in parts of the mid-Mississippi and Ohio Valleys, from the Mid-Atlantic states to the Ohio Valley, mid-Mississippi Valley and central High Plains. Even Friday, damaging wind gusts, large hail and flash flooding from parts of Virginia and North Carolina westward into the Tennessee Valley, mid-Mississippi Valley, Mid-South, Ozarks, Southern Plains and High Plains from southeast Colorado into eastern New Mexico are expected.


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