At least two people were killed after severe thunderstorms unleashed heavy rain and strong winds across parts of the Midwest and Northeast on Thursday, grounding hundreds of flights and leaving tens of thousands of people without power.
In Brooklyn, N.Y., a 61-year-old man was killed when scaffolding fell on him after lightning struck a church steeple.
(Photo: A storm cloud begins to dump rain over Brooklyn on Thursday night. Lucas Jackson / Reuters)
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