At least 10 dead, millions without power
Storms leaves millions in the dark
- Duration 3:38
- Date Jun 30, 2012
Storms leaves millions in the dark
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There's alert this just stand at least ten are dead after a violent storms rip across the eastern seaboard.
And the midwest the victims including two children ages seven and two.
Hello everyone I'm Kelly right.
And I'm Patti Ann Browne welcome to a brand new hour inside America's News HQ those late night storms causing major destruction.
Winds reaching seventy miles per hour downing trees.
And knocking out power to millions and that includes dozens of elderly residents forced to leave their apartment complex in Indianapolis.
The fierce wind and heavy rain creating near white out conditions sending these trees crashing down on tops of homes cars and power lines.
In Northern Virginia the storm killed at least two people.
A young man was killed by a tree falling on his car.
And in ninety year old woman was crushed to death in her own bedroom.
In Washington DC.
Roadways and sidewalks are littered with debris the storms also creating widespread power outages leaving hundreds of thousands of people.
In the dark and without air conditioning.
Those crazy I can keep control -- car and assists.
People were all over the place -- just say -- slam on the brakes there were these gigantic towering.
Power lines and poles leaning over Hamilton road you could see it from -- miles distance and it just looked like something out of a Stephen King movie.
It's it's terrific I mean this carnage everywhere.
And Peter this is live now in Springfield Virginia with the very latest for us hi Peter.
Hi patty and and as he kind of got sense of right -- last night's big storm came quickly.
And without warning but its effects are going to be felt for a long time because the breaking news is.
People are now confirmed.
To have been killed.
By the storm to a New Jersey.
Two in Maryland.
Six here in Virginia including right behind me.
Where a ninety year old woman was fast asleep in her bed at quarter to eleven last night when a big tree fell on her bedroom slicing.
She was crushed and the neighbors say that last night's storm here in Springfield was really scary.
The -- -- -- just right here behind you com.
Almost eerily calm.
Probably still around a hundred degrees -- -- -- I just felt the temperature abuse.
-- and then the wind just.
The trucks come through sooner.
And as Virginians try to pick up the pieces and sort out what was lost and what was damaged many are trying to stay cool and stop their food.
Without any air conditioning.
It is going very quickly they said about two bags for persons that they were trying to -- They weren't gonna get -- and that but they were very kind here at giant might just have -- I would say they'll ask you about six hours.
So this is just your first trip to -- store today yes this prepare for a couple days well well.
It's the hot commodity here in Northern Virginia right now overall over two million people right now are believed to be without power in West Virginia.
More people right now are believed to be without power than with -- are about 700.
Thousand people in the dark and as for the heat right now in the DC metro area where in triple digits right now and just to give you a sense of how historically.
Hot it is right now yesterday and eighty year temperature record fell over Reagan airport it was a 104 degrees.
-- and back -- you -- Peter do you see incredible stuff thing.