Powerful storms and heat wave cause power outages in Midwest, Northeast

More than 30,000 customers in New York City lost power Sunday as fires broke out on power lines and in manholes; in Michigan, severe storms led over 800,000 homes and businesses to lose power.
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Transcript for Powerful storms and heat wave cause power outages in Midwest, Northeast
Severe thunderstorm watch up right now from DC up through Philadelphia and New York City. In fact millions bracing tonight for dangerous winds and rain during this commute home. The new front already causing dangerous driving on I seventy in Saint Louis trucks and cars swamped by flash flooding this is you Rica Missouri you're looking at. And downing trees and power lines and Brighton Michigan tonight. More than 300000 people are without power this evening from Wisconsin all the way to New York City thousands of Brooklyn remain in the dark tonight. All of this has were also tracking a new tropical threat tonight that will affect the East Coast. But first these storms hitting now and into the evening ABC's Lindsey Davis leads us off. Tonight powerful storms pounded the northeast debris power lines they fell into the roadway that's why state police. Shut down to seventy this severe weather finally snapping as. Deadly heat wave of New York city's grid pushed to the limit overhead wires catching fire man who smoke it. The power company cutting electricity for more than 30000 customers Sunday evening. Saying they were trying to prevent a larger outage it's very hot couldn't sleep at night. How long have you been without power seven come back I just unreal unreal. Com ahead handing out dry ice and water to residents today. This as high winds are likely to blame for this crane collapse in New Brunswick, New Jersey the entire wrecking ball went through the home and landed right back. On the first floor luckily no one was hurt in Michigan utility crews racing to restore power there to. At one point more than 800000. Homes and businesses were without power after severe storms move through. And in Florida a lightning strike from a heat fuel thunderstorm injured eight people on a beach near Tampa Sunday. Data Con Ed is still working to restore power to some customers here in Brooklyn and now a new concern the severe thunderstorms and flash flooding. Through late tonight. David Levy Davis leading us off tonight Lindsay thanks so much ruining your right to chief meteorologist in Jersey who is inside tonight really too dangerous for you when the crew outside on these nights when we have. A severe storms and lightning so tell us what we're looking at also flash flood. Earnings and we were seeing funding already all over the city and you can see it's not just us this line impacting folks from Virginia all the way through Maryland Galloway has hit near sixty. Eighty mile prior winds already recorded up to Connecticut where we find those flash flood warnings now remember these come with one to three inch per hour rainfall rates at times so you if you see water on that roadway do not go into it you're gonna end up seeing not just tonight. But orally tomorrow morning another round of that we stopped the clock there at 7 AM. Broken down right to rally by tomorrow night Norfolk and Virginia down to Charleston, South Carolina by late Tuesday and finally David you mentioned it earlier in the broadcast. That area over the Bahamas one to three inches of rain possible for Florida the Carolinas an adult I am watching a lot to start the week ginger thank you.

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