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Deadly storms push through the U.S. East Coast

Deadly storms push through the U.S. East Coast

A tornado watch lasting until 7 a.m. Monday was issued for New York City and the surrounding areas early Monday by the National Weather Service.

"The storm is so vigorous that tornadoes are still possible after dark", Myers said.

In Virginia, about an hour south of Washington, authorities said a tree fell on a house and killed a woman early Monday morning.

Saturday was a particularly destructive day for the storm. The death is believed to be storm related, the sheriff's office said.

Four people were killed in Texas.

The death was in Monroe County, Mississippi Emergency Management Agency Director Greg Michel said. "Scattered power outages can be expected", the National Weather Service says in its wind advisory.

MEMA said Warren County schools and Monroe County schools - with the exception of city schools - will remain closed.

USA serviceman, Japanese woman found dead at apartment in Okinawa
A minor was found unharmed in the apartment and is being taken care of by authorities, Okinawa police said. Japan hosts a large number of USA military bases and personnel across the country and notably in Okinawa.

The Times Gazette reported several homes and businesses were damaged after an apparent tornado struck Shelby, Ohio, Sunday about 4 p.m.

The Storm Prediction Center has issued an enhanced risk (level 3 out of 5) stretching from eastern Alabama through the southern Appalachians and into the Ohio Valley.

More than 20,000 customers lost power in New Jersey when the storms hit, though crews were able to quickly restore service to most. "The fire station (is) gone". We have a lot of flooding, there are several trees down.

According to Capt Alton Lenderman of the Angelina County Sheriff's Office, the tree "flattened the auto like a pancake", but the parents, who were riding in the front of the vehicle, were not injured. "We are just a mess".

The tornado watch includes Lexington, Covington and Somerset and stretches east throughout the rest of Kentucky.

In East Texas, the Angelina County Sheriff's Office said an 8-year-old and a 3-year-old died when strong winds toppled a tree onto the back of their family's vehicle in Lufkin while it was in motion.


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