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Southern U.S. Storms (2011)
Storm kills two after rolling through mid-Atlantic
Storm kills two after rolling through mid-Atlantic

At least two people died Thursday after a wide line of storms swept through the Ohio Valley and into the mid-Atlantic. The storms hit with slightly less strength than originally feared, but still brought a plenitude of abuse: strong winds, small tornadoes, heavy rains, golf-ball-sized hail and widespread power losses affecting tens of thousands of residents. Forecasters had feared the storm might develop into a powerful derecho, the term given to storms longer than 240 miles and with winds stronger than 58 mph. A particularly strong derecho ravaged the mid-Atlantic a year ago, killing 22 people. Whether this storm system ever reached the status of derecho on Wednesday or Thursday may...

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