Strong thunderstorms wave swept across the US

(ORDO NEWS) — A series of severe thunderstorms swept across parts of the United States, including East Iowa, Kentucky, Southern Indiana, Illinois, Nebraska, and Southern Wisconsin.

Many trees and power lines were felled, leaving tens of thousands without electricity, with more than 30,000 customers affected only in the Chicago area.

Up to 30,245 customers in the Chicago area were left without electricity, as thunderstorms tumbled down trees and poles. In the suburban Kane County, 13,458 customers were affected, 9,440 in Lake County and 6,900 in Cook County.

Storms swept through eastern Iowa, leaving damage throughout the area. Branches and other rubbish were scattered across the streets. Several trees collapsed on houses and cars, and also blocked roads. Heavy rain led to flooding in parts of the state.


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