The storms caused damage from southeastern Alabama to northeastern Pennsylvania. On Monday evening, power was cut off for about 1.1 million consumers due to the large amount of rain and hail, as well as fallen trees and fallen wires in severe storms. MTI reported that about 300,000 places were still without power Tuesday morning.
A 15-year-old boy was killed by a falling tree in South Carolina when he got out of a car. In Alabama, a 28-year-old man was killed by lightning.
In eastern states, 2,600 flights had to be canceled and nearly 8,000 departures delayed until Monday night due to severe weather.
Because of the National Weather Service’s warning, federal offices in Washington, D.C., reduced their hours on Monday and sent workers home in the afternoon in order to get to a protected location in time before the storm’s approaching area.
The first wave of storms reached the city of Washington and the surrounding states of Maryland and Virginia in the late afternoon, and then in another wave in the late evening, 10 cm of rain fell in a short time, resulting in a flash flood. The warning was also active.
The storms forced the cancellation of several outdoor events, postponing the Philadelphia Phillies’ Washington Nationals baseball career in Philadelphia.