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Dangerous Weekend Thunderstorms Sweep Across the Country

by Elisha Fieldstadt /  / Updated 

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A stormy weekend across the country already proved to be dangerous — killing at least five people — and officials cautioned Sunday that the threat wasn't over yet.

A 29-year-old woman and her 4-year-old daughter were found dead in their Chevy Chase, Maryland, home Saturday from apparent electrocution, according to police. Their bodies were found near a portable pump that was in standing water after heavy rainfall, police said.

Down the coast in St. Johns County, Florida, a man was injured by a lightning strike while standing in ankle deep water at a beach, according to the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office.

In Noblesville, Indiana, a northern suburb of Indianapolis, a 39-year-old male driver and a 16-year-old female passenger in the back seat were killed in a crash on a flooded road just after midnight Sunday morning, Hamilton County police said. A 14-year-old girl and a 17-year-old also suffered life-threatening injuries in the incident.

And a Boy Scout was killed in flash flood waters that swept through a camp in Colfax County, New Mexico, early Saturday morning, according to the New Mexico Department of Public Safety. Three other Scouts who were swept away were rescued.

No injuries were reported during a storm delivering gusty winds and heavy rain in southeast Michigan, but downed trees and power lines left 150,000 customers without power according to DTE Energy Company. More than 100,000 customers still didn't have power Sunday morning, according to DTE.

The storms will continue Sunday in areas from the gulf of Mexico to New England, according to Weather.com, which predicted "abundant moisture" and strong winds especially in coastal regions.

The Ohio and Mississippi Valleys were also threatened by storms that could persist until Monday, according to Weather.com.

Flooding was already reported in Deshler, Ohio, in the northern part of the state, leading to the evacuation of 32 residents from a nursing home because of water buildup near an electrical system in the basement, according to an administrator.

The Lower Missouri and Middle Mississippi Valleys should also be on alert for hail and scattered tornadoes Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.

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