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Severe storms sweep across U.S.

Monday, September 01, 2014 - 01:04

Torrential rains and strong gusts hit the U.S. Sunday, knocking down trees and causing other major damage everywhere from Iowa to Massachusetts. Nathan Frandino reports.

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Massive storms swept across the U.S. Sunday, leaving behind a path of destruction. In Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, they're calling it the worst storm in more than 20 years. (SOUNDBITE) (English) CHARLIE MERRYMIN, SERGEANT BLUFF RESIDENT, SAYING: "In the 14 years that I've lived here, I've never had anything blow that hard. It snapped a couple of our tree branches and well it's just a scary experience. I hope I never go through it again." The National Weather Service said wind speeds there hit between 80 and 90 miles per hour. Meanwhile, in East Orange, New Jersey, a severe thunderstorm uprooted trees and downed power lines all over. On Orchard Beach in the Bronx, lightning struck, injuring two people. (SOUNDBITE) (English) UNNAMED RESIDENT SAYING: "It was really loud, like boom, like a bomb blew up." In Worcester, Massachusetts, the National Weather Service is investigating whether a tornado struck the area. (SOUNDBITE) (English) UNNAMED RESIDENT SAYING: "It sounded like a freight train." No injuries were reported. Just damages for residents to spend their Labor Day cleaning up.

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Severe storms sweep across U.S.

Monday, September 01, 2014 - 01:04