Two dead and 100,000 without power after storms hit north-east US

Guardian: Heavy thunderstorms and high winds hit the north-east US on Thursday, felling trees and power lines and causing a state of emergency to be declared in the upstate New York city of Elmira. Two people were killed in the storms: a 61-year-old man who died after scaffolding collapsed outside a church in Brooklyn, and a woman who was hit by a tree in Pennsylvania. Some 33,000 people were left without power following the storms, which moved through New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut.......

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