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(Courtland Wells/The Vicksburg Post via AP). Vehicles travel through a flooded section of Highway 61 South following severe weather on Saturday, April 13, 2019 in Vicksburg, Miss. Authorities say a possible tornado has touched down in western Mississip... (Courtland Wells/The Vicksburg Post via AP). Vehicles travel through a flooded section of Highway 61 South following severe weather on Saturday, April 13, 2019 in Vicksburg, Miss. Authorities say a possible tornado has touched down in western Mississip...
(Tom E. Puskar/The Times Gazette via AP). A Shelby firefighter walks down Plymouth Springmill Road just south of the intersection of Ohio Route 96, past damage to homes caused by severe weather, in Shelby, Ohio, Sunday, April 14, 2019. (Tom E. Puskar/The Times Gazette via AP). A Shelby firefighter walks down Plymouth Springmill Road just south of the intersection of Ohio Route 96, past damage to homes caused by severe weather, in Shelby, Ohio, Sunday, April 14, 2019.
(Tom E. Puskar/The Times Gazette via AP). A Shelby firefighter walks down Plymouth Springmill Road just south of the intersection of Ohio Route 96, past severe storm damage to homes in Shelby, Ohio, Sunday, April 14, 2019. (Tom E. Puskar/The Times Gazette via AP). A Shelby firefighter walks down Plymouth Springmill Road just south of the intersection of Ohio Route 96, past severe storm damage to homes in Shelby, Ohio, Sunday, April 14, 2019.
(Tom E. Puskar/The Times Gazette via AP). People search for personal items after severe weather damaged a home on Plymouth Springmill Road just south of the intersection of Ohio Route 96 in Shelby, Ohio, Sunday, April 14, 2019. (Tom E. Puskar/The Times Gazette via AP). People search for personal items after severe weather damaged a home on Plymouth Springmill Road just south of the intersection of Ohio Route 96 in Shelby, Ohio, Sunday, April 14, 2019.
(Tom E. Puskar/The Times Gazette via AP). People work to cover the holes in a roof after severe weather damaged homes on Plymouth Springmill Road just south of the intersection of Ohio Route 96 in Shelby, Ohio, Sunday, April 14, 2019. (Tom E. Puskar/The Times Gazette via AP). People work to cover the holes in a roof after severe weather damaged homes on Plymouth Springmill Road just south of the intersection of Ohio Route 96 in Shelby, Ohio, Sunday, April 14, 2019.
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By The Associated Press

Strong storms, including at least one tornado, swept through parts of the Midwest and the Mid-Atlantic region, damaging homes and businesses and causing injuries after storms in the South killed at least eight people.

Storms that hit Ohio on Sunday and moved into New Jersey overnight into Monday brought heavy rains, lightning, strong winds and, in Ohio, at least one tornado. The storms followed worse conditions that had swept across the South , unleashing more than a dozen confirmed tornadoes and flooding, killing at least eight people, injuring dozens and flattening much of a Texas town.

In Virginia, about an hour south of Washington, authorities said a tree fell on a house and killed a woman early Monday morning. The Stafford County Sheriff's Office said the unidentified woman, 78, had been asleep when the tree fell at 1:43 a.m. An 82-year-old man who was in the home was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life threatening.

In Shelby, Ohio, the National Weather Service said an EF2 tornado with winds of up to 125 mph (200 kph) touched down Sunday. No deaths were reported, but Richland County emergency officials said several homes and businesses were damaged and that at least six people were injured in the city roughly 90 miles (145 kilometers) southwest of Cleveland.

The weather service says an EF0 tornado with maximum winds of about 70 mph (115 kph) also swept through part of Clark County in western Ohio on Sunday, about 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of Columbus, and damaged some mobile homes. There were no immediate reports of injuries there.

Storms on Monday spawned a tornado watch and flooded roadways in some areas of New Jersey, causing a roof to collapse at an apartment complex in Camden, though no injuries were reported. The weather disrupted rail service in the mid-Atlantic region, caused delays at airports and left tens of thousands of utility customers without power.

More than 20,000 customers lost power in New Jersey when the storms hit, though crews were able to quickly restore service to most.

The weather service confirmed Monday that a tornado significantly damaged a lumber company Sunday evening in Starbrick, in northern Pennsylvania.

Vermont officials say flooding from spring rains closed a number of roads Monday. An emergency operations center has been activated to help communities respond to the flooding.

The weather service said Monday that a survey team found evidence of an EF3 twister with winds of at least 136 mph near Weches, Texas, and that two other smaller tornadoes touched down in the same region on Saturday. Another EF3 twister flattened part of Franklin, Texas.

The system moved eastward into Mississippi, where weather service teams have confirmed eight tornadoes. And at least three weak tornadoes struck Alabama on Sunday.

Four people were killed in Texas. The other victims died in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.

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