First responders on the scene at a home where a woman was fatally struck by a falling tree Monday, Aug. 29, 2022 in Toledo, Ohio. Severe storms brought damaging winds, heavy rains and flash flooding to parts of the Midwest and the South. (Isaac Ritchey/The Blade via AP)
Ns News Online Desk:MONROE, Mich. (AP) — Severe storms that brought damaging winds, heavy rains and flash flooding to parts of the Midwest and the South were blamed for the deaths of three people, including two children in Michigan and Arkansas as well as a woman in Ohio.
Monday’s storms also knocked out electrical service to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses in Indiana and Michigan, with dozens of schools canceling classes in Michigan alone on Tuesday because of power outages.
In the Michigan city of Monroe, a 14-year-old girl was electrocuted Monday night in the backyard of her home after coming into contact with an electrical line that was knocked down by a thunderstorm, the public safety department said in a Facebook post.
The girl was with a friend and she reached for what she believed was a stick, but it turned out to be the power line, the department said.
And in the Detroit-area community of Warren, two boys were hospitalized — including an 8-year-old who was in critical condition — after one of them touched a downed power line Tuesday morning, The Detroit News reported, citing a fire department official.
In Arkansas, an 11-year-old boy died after he was swept into a storm drain during heavy rainfall Monday, authorities said.
The Associated Press