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Deadly severe weather outbreak produces hurricane-force winds, tornadoes across East; threat lingers in the Southeast, Plains
More than 1 million customers were without power Monday evening after destructive winds caused power outages across the East. The storms were part of a deadly severe weather outbreak that also produced flooding, tornadoes and hail from the Northeast to the Southeast.
Officials say that one person was killed after he was struck by lightning in Alabama.
In South Carolina, a 15-year-old was struck and killed by a falling tree during a severe storm that impacted the Anderson area about 5 p.m. Monday. The victim has been idetfied as Evan Christopher Kinley.
Travelers were also stranded at airports as the severe weather outbreak forced ground stops, flight cancelations and delays across the U.S.
And while the majority of storms moved off the Eastern Seaboard on Monday evening, the Southeast remains under threat of severe weather on Tuesday.
Forecasters say that outflow from the storms on Monday will provide fuel to give considerable storm chances in the Southeast on Tuesday.
Hurricane HQ: Dora brings strong winds to Hawaii, while moisture from Eugene could bring moisture to California, Southwest
Major Hurricane Dora continues to trek through the central Pacific. And while the hurricane is expected to stay south of Hawaii, forecasters have issued High Wind Warnings and High Surf Warnings for the Hawaiian Islands.
Further east, Eugene continues to move through the eastern Pacific. Eugene became post-tropical on Monday, and forecasters say that moisture from the system could provide beneficial rain to parts of the Southwest and California by week's end.
Record heat continues from Southern Plains to Southeast
Forecasters say that the excessive heat warnings and heat advisories will likely continue through much of this week as there is no end in sight to the current large-scale pattern that is driving this heat wave.
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