Governors in Virginia, West Virginia and Ohio, declare state of emergency after powerful storms sweep through eastern US, resulting in at least nine deaths and leaving millions without power.
Violent storms swept across the eastern U.S., killing at least 10 people and knocking out power to hundreds of thousands on a day that temperatures across the region are expected to reach triple-digits.
Widespread power outages were reported from Indiana to New Jersey, with the bulk of the service interruptions concentrated on Washington, D.C., and the surrounding areas. Earlier Friday, the nation’s capital reached 104 degrees — topping a record of 101° set in 1934.
The storms, sometimes packing 70 mph winds, toppled three tractor trailers on Interstate 75 near Findlay, Ohio.. (Sources: AP, CBS, Foxnews)
As the Lord leads, please pray:
- For those injured and those still yet to be reached and treated.
- For the families and friends who lost loved ones to the storm.
- For rescue and safety workers as they try to reach the injured and provide drinking water to those without power.
- For the power companies as they work to restore power.
- For millions without air conditioning in temperatures expected to exceed 100 degrees.
Keep updated by visiting PRAYER WATCH – a 24/7 prayer resource tool.