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2.1 million customers were without power or connectivity in a major outage that affected 1.6 million households and businesses across the U.S., the National Weather Service said Friday.
The National Weather Services office in Denver said the outage began at 3 p.m.
ET Friday in several areas, including New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington, D.C. It lasted nearly an hour and a half, causing problems for those without power, including those in small apartments, schools, nursing homes and hospitals, the agency said.
The National Guard also responded to help, but no injuries were reported, according to the weather service.
The outage affected several areas in the Denver metro area, the weather agency said, including:A home in the 6500 block of West Jackson Street in Aurora was destroyed.
It is unclear if that home was hit by the tornado.
In New York City, the National Guard was deployed to help with emergency services in Manhattan.
In Chicago, the Fire Department responded to about 500 people at the intersection of Jackson and North Milwaukee avenues.
It is unclear what caused the flooding, but a flood warning was in effect in several parts of the city, including parts of Cicero and Grant Park.
The city also ordered evacuations in parts of Chicago, including Lake Michigan and the city’s North Shore, according the Weather Service.
The weather service said it will be posting live updates on its website for those in need.
Earlier Friday, the U,S.
Federal Emergency Management Agency issued a tornado warning for parts of southern Kansas and Oklahoma, as well as parts of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.
In Florida, the storm caused significant damage in Palm Beach County and parts of Miami-Dade County, as the Weather System Center said it was expected to develop into a Category 4 storm later Friday afternoon.