Death Toll Rises in Eastern US Storms; Firefighters Continue to Battle Colorado Wildfires
Update, 5:01p ET: Latest reports put the death toll at 12 victims.
Update, 1:03p ET: Peter Doocy reports that the death toll has risen to 10 people, including two in New Jersey, two in Maryland and six in Virginia.
Update, 12:33p ET: 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.
Update, 12:20p ET: Alicia Acuna reports that firefighters have contained 30 percent of the Waldo Canyon wildfire.
Update, 12:05p ET: Violent storms on the East Coast have left at least nine people dead, while millions remain without power as temperatures reach triple-digit highs.
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Crews have recovered another body in the aftermath of the deadly wildfires in Colorado. President Obama visited the state and promised federal assistance which has forced 35,000 people from their homes.
Firefighters say they now have 25 percent of the Waldo Canyon fire in Colorado Springs contained.
In the eastern part of the country, violent storms killed at least five people and knocked out power to nearly two million people from Indiana to Maryland. West Virginia has declared a state of emergency while power outages also affected Dulles and Reagan International airports. Amtrak service from Washington D.C. to Philadelphia was also shut down this morning while crews worked to clear debris from the tracks.
Hurricane force winds in Dublin, Ohio downed power lines and trapped 15 people in their cars. One witness described it as a scene out of a Stephen King movie. Fortunately, no one suffered major injuries. Stay tuned to Fox News latest for the latest severe weather report.