Tornado hits Cape Cod as thunderstorms break the heat

YARMOUTH, Mass. — A tornado that tore across Cape Cod has put an exclamation mark on a wave of storms that broke the heat in the Northeast and Midwest.

The National Weather Service says the tornado struck the Massachusetts resort area just after noon Tuesday. It ripped off a hotel roof, toppled trees and knocked out power to thousands during the peak of tourist season.

There were no reports of injuries.

DeWine declares state of emergency for 63 counties including Greene, Preble

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WDTN) – Governor Mike DeWine has declared a
state of emergency in 63 Ohio counties that experienced serious highway damage
in June due to severe weather.

Each of the counties suffered damage to roads and/or bridges
stemming from weather events last month that began with mild temperatures and
significant rains which thoroughly saturated the ground, causing dangerous
roadway damage.

Some of these locations still have lane restrictions or are
closed completely.

Hot weather is intensifying hold on much of East, Central US

NEW YORK — Americans from Texas to Maine sweated out a steamy Saturday as a heat wave canceled events from festivals to horse races and pushed New York City to order power-saving steps to avoid overtaxing the electrical grid.

The National Weather Service said “a dangerous heat wave” was expected to break record highs in some places, particularly for nighttime. Daytime temperatures were poised to hit the mid- to upper 90s (about 34 to 37 degrees Celsius), with high humidity making it feel considerably hotter.


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