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Severe Northeast Storms Leave One Dead, Knock Out Power for Thousands

Severe storms that swept across the Northeast on Monday left one woman dead and knocked out power for tens of thousands.

Photos of storm damage in Bristol, CT on July 18. Courtney Perchiano

The storms moved violently through Pennsylvania and all the way up to Northern New England, leaving at least 100,000 without power across 13 states at the height of the storm. And on Tuesday, more than 12,000 customers remained without power, according to utility companies.

The outages were due largely to heavy rains, large hail and severe winds. A tornado was reported in Woodland, Maine, according to the National Weather Service.

While tornado warnings in Maine and New Hampshire are rare, according to Weather.com meteorologist Brian Donegan, tornado warnings were issued in both states on Monday. And large hail was reported in many parts of New England, according to the NWS.

More than 300 flights into and out of New Jersey's Newark Airport, New York's LaGuardia Airport, and Boston's Logan Airport were canceled Monday, according to FlightAware.com.

The summer storms resulted in at least one death when a wire came down on a woman's car in Fanwood, New Jersey, according to NBC New York. The 26-year-old woman, who has not been identified, was electrocuted when she tried to get out of the car.

The storms had moved out by Tuesday, but the mid-section of the country would be dealing with another danger — scorching heat, according to the NWS.