In Maryland, a tree fell at a summer camp during a strong thunderstorm, killing one child and injuring six others. Four people died when a storm hit Smithfield, N.Y. Some 72,000 homes and businesses were without power in New York.
Bret Michaels and members of his band recently visited Pilger, Neb., more than half of which was damaged recently by a tornado. Bret Michaels and his band helped clean up a local house and saw the heavily damaged middle school.
Louisiana flooding: Severe thunderstorms dumped heavy rains on the state and an EF-1 tornado, about 150 yards wide with maximum winds estimated near 105 mph, hit Garyville about 5:30 a.m., the National Weather Service said.
The southeastern US is facing up to 3/4 of an inch of ice and 8 inches of snow, say forecasters. In preparation, Georgia has more than 22,000 tons of salt ready, to avoid the calamitous traffic jams of two weeks ago.