Beta storm causes power outage in Virginia

UPDATE (10:10 a.m.

ET): Power has been restored to parts of the Eastern Shore of Virginia and parts of western Maryland.

There are no reports of major damage, according to the National Weather Service.

[Updated at 10:07

ET: Power has not been restored in Washington, D.C.]

[Updated 9:55

ET:] The National Weather Services has issued a mandatory statewide storm warning for the areas of northern Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Rhode Isle, Connecticut and Connecticut.

The mandatory warning applies to all areas east of the Ohio River and includes a wind gust of 80 mph or more.

[Update 9:52

ET] In western Maryland, an EF-1 tornado touched down early Sunday morning, causing power outages in some areas.

A second EF-2 tornado touched Downes Air Force Base about a half hour later.

Both tornadoes damaged two homes, two buildings and caused major damage to the area, according the National Hurricane Center.

A third EF-3 tornado was reported on Sunday afternoon over the area.

All three tornadoes were reported east of Downes, but a third tornado, which touched down east of Washington, struck the same area, the National Forecasters Office said.

[ABC News] [Updated 8:40]

A tornado touched off an EF1 tornado in the area of New Jersey’s Passaic River and damaged two houses and a barn, officials said.

A tornado struck in a parking lot of a gas station on Route 1 in Newark, New Brunswick, causing a small amount of damage, officials told NBC News.

The tornado caused some property damage, the New Brunswick Police Department said.

Officials did not immediately say what type of tornado struck.

[NBC News] The National Weather and Weather Service issued a statewide storm threat for portions of the eastern and western states and Washington, District of Columbia.

A storm is considered to be more severe if it can produce severe wind gusts of 90 mph or greater.

[Associated Press] Update 8:25 a.mes: Storm brings down power poles in the East Coast and Maryland.

Update: 8:00 Tornado strikes in central Washington.

[Updated 7:51]

A lightning strike near the White House was felt in the District of Colombia, but no damage was reported, the US National Weather Center said.

The lightning struck in the vicinity of the White Palace in the Capital Beltway.

The White House tweeted a picture of a lightning bolt that hit the Capitol building.

UPDATE: 6:50 A tornado hits in the Carolinas.

Updated 6:30 a.min.: Tornado near the Capitol in Washington.

A flash flood warning remains in effect for parts of Tennessee, Virginia, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

The storm warning remains for the East, Southeast and Midwest.

At least six people have died as a result of the storms in the region, officials reported.

A tornado touched the Pentagon on Friday night, causing minor damage.

A twister hit the Washington-Baltimore International Airport, causing about $50,000 in damage.

[Reuters] A flash flood emergency remains in place in many parts of Louisiana, Georgia and North Carolina, and a tornado touched some homes and damaged a barn in New Brunswick.

[CBS] [Update: 5:55 p.m.: A Tornado touched down in the Washington area.

We are still working to update the status of the tornadoes and other weather related events impacting our state.

Stay tuned for updates.

] [Updated 5:20]

A twine-like EF3 tornado touched base in northern New Jersey and caused minor damage, authorities said.

There are no immediate reports of serious injuries or fatalities.

Stay up-to-date on the storms and storms in other parts of North America.