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Michigan, Ohio and Arkansas storms blamed for 3 deaths

Two children in Michigan and Arkansas, as well as a woman in Ohio, were killed by severe storms that brought damaging winds, heavy rain and flash flooding to parts of the Midwest and South.

In Michigan and Indiana, hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses were also without electricity due to Monday's storms.

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 department said the girl, who was with a friend, reached for what she thought was a stick, but it turned out to be a power line.

During heavy rainfall Monday, an 11-year-old boy in Arkansas was swept into a storm drain and drowned, authorities said.

30 August 2022


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