Image: Damaged aircraft
Mel Evans  /  AP
Aircraft damaged by overnight winds sit on the tarmac Wednesday at Trenton Mercer Airport in Ewing Township, N.J.
updated 11/17/2010 11:17:46 AM ET 2010-11-17T16:17:46

Thousands of customers in the East are without power after high winds overnight that were strong enough to flip over small planes parked at an airport.

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The fast-moving thunderstorms blew through the Mid-Atlantic and the Northeast early Wednesday and knocked out electricity to more than 82,000 people.

A gust of 55 mph damaged seven planes and a hangar at Trenton-Mercer Airport in Ewing, N.J. Mercer County spokeswoman Julie Willmot says at least two flipped over.

In Maryland, storms damaged at least 200 residences in Baltimore city and Baltimore County. The National Weather Service sent surveyors to the scene to determine whether a tornado touched down.

A Walmart in Charles Town, W.Va., was significantly damaged as the storm knocked over trees and destroyed shopping cart kiosks.

No injuries were reported from the storms.

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