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Wednesday 17th September 2014
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Stormchasers Capture Supercell Over Iowa

Monday, 1st September 2014 12:55

Stormchasers have captured the moment a supercell hit a town in Iowa, causing widespread damage and leaving at least one person injured.

The giant wall of cloud and rain shut roads and knocked out power for hundreds of homes in the area around Denison.

Winds of up to 90mph caused significant damage in Dakota City, Nebraska, and Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, on Saturday and forced Interstate 29 to close when a roof was blown off a building and into a pickup truck, the Omaha World-Herald reported.

Severe thunderstorms across the northeastern US saw three men struck by lighting and flights delayed.

The men were injured at Orchard Beach, in New York's Bronx neighbourhood, on Sunday as storms hit the area. They were taken to hospital, but their condition is unknown.

The National Weather Service said wind damage and flash flooding had hit East Orange, New Jersey, and Long Island.

Torrential rain, thunder and lightning affected the Labor Day weekend in Philadelphia, where the Made In America concert was evacuated for safety reasons.

The Electric Zoo music festival on an island in New York's East River was abandoned and play at the US Open was also halted in Queens.

More than 30 flights out of New York were affected, and storms also disrupted air travel in Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington.

Cleveland's baseball game at Kansas City was also suspended due to heavy rain.