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Almost 500,000 without power in U.S. Mid-Atlantic

(Reuters) – Almost half a million homes and businesses, mostly in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic states, were still without power early Friday following a series of severe storms on Thursday, according to local power companies. Duke Energy Corp, the biggest power company in the United States, was the hardest hit with…

U.S. Midwest braces for more tornadoes

Residents picking through their damaged homes braced for more tornadoes across the US Midwest Sunday after dozens touched down in the region, killing five people in Oklahoma. By early Sunday, over 100 tornadoes were reported in the region, and the National Weather Service warned that “severe storms” were possible in a huge swathe…