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The potential exists for widespread damaging winds from parts of New York and southern New England to Ohio. In addition, large hail and a few tornadoes are also possible.
In fact, our Severe Weather Expert Dr. Greg Forbes says that it's possible that a derecho, a widespread damaging wind event, could be ongoing during the morning hours from portions of New York State to central and southern New England.
A frontal system is on the move out of the Great Lakes and is set to bring a significant threat of severe thunderstorms from the Northeast to the Ohio Valley on Thursday.
In total, 22 people were killed across seven states and the District of Columbia. At least six and possibly seven of those deaths were in Virginia, all of them due to fallen trees. Two of the deaths were in New Jersey, after two children were killed by falling trees at a campground at Parvin State Park, three deaths were reported in Maryland and one death was reported in Ohio after the storm. As it occurred in the midst of the record Summer 2012 North American heat wave, conditions on following days were problematic, particularly for seniors and vulnerable people. Scattered structural damage also occurred along the path of the derecho, from both falling trees and the winds themselves. Some of the damage included siding torn off houses, roofs removed from houses, businesses and apartment buildings, mobile homes heavily damaged, barns and garages destroyed and airplanes flipped.
On July 19th, 2012, President Barack Obama declared three counties in New Jersey (Atlantic, Cumberland, and Salem) federal disaster areas. This assured disaster relief through federal assistance to local and state governments and some non-profit organizations
I still have $&£# holes in my roof from the last one! The roofer has us on a waiting list and I can still drive out and see tarps on roofs that haven't been fixed yet. My fridge is empty though. I was going shopping tonight or tomorrow to restock but never mind that now. I will just get some pet food and call it a day.
Originally posted by roaland
awe hell...not again. i just refilled the fridge from last damn time....