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At least 1 dead after remnants of Hurricane Beryl bring heavy rain, flooding, tornadoes to Northeast

One person has died in Vermont after being caught in life-threatening flash floods, officials confirmed Thursday.
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Posted at 7:35 AM, Jul 11, 2024

At least one person has died in Vermont after remnants of Hurricane Beryl slammed the Northeastern United States, bringing heavy rainfall, flash flooding and tornadoes.

The deluge dumped more than 6 inches of rainfall in some parts of Vermont, leading to life-threatening flash flooding that washed away cars and a small apartment building. Officials confirmed the death was reported in the community of Peacham — just east of the state's capital Montpelier.

Video shared out of Barre, Vermont, showed streams of water gushing through the streets as residents scramble to evacuate the area. As of Thursday morning, nearly 2,500 residents across the state remained without power, according to vtoutages.org.

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Elsewhere, the National Weather Service confirmed at least two tornadoes popped up Wednesday in western New York, destroying several buildings and damaging homes. There have been no reports so far of any serious injuries stemming from those incidents.

Beryl made landfall Monday in Texas as a Category 1 hurricane before sweeping across much of the Central and Northeastern U.S. Days later, more than 1 million people in Texas remain without power as sweltering extreme heat continues to blanket the state. Cooling centers and other emergency measures could be needed for weeks if power to run air conditioning isn't restored.

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The storm system has been blamed for multiple other deaths from Texas to Louisiana. At least 11 others died when Beryl stormed through the Caribbean as a Category 5 storm.