Winds of 50 miles per hour (80 miles per hour) toppled a tree in Alabama, killing two children. A third child has been killed by a falling tree in Maine, officials said.
Jalaia Ford and Journee Jones, aged 3 months 11-month-old’s home was hit by a tree Thursday afternoon. He was then taken to a hospital in Birmingham, according to a news release from the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office.
At least three other people, including an 11-year-old, were said to have been injured. Rescuers had a hard time getting everyone out because of the extent of the damage, Birmingham Fire and Rescue Battalion Chief Sebastian Carrillo said.
“Each time the foot moves, the fundamental construction changes in light of the fact that the design is shaky. So we have to stabilize the structure and it’s time-consuming,” Carrillo said.
A large tree fell
A tree fell on the car of a 9-year-old girl after a thunderstorm in Maine, officials said. Boats had difficulty reaching Sebago Lake Family Campground in Standish on Thursday due to storm damage. The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department said they had to clear trees and branches to reach the girl.
Sheriff Kevin Joyce said the girl’s family was preparing to leave the campsite due to bad weather when the tree fell.
More than 10,000 homes and businesses in Alabama were without power for more than 15 hours Friday morning after the storm hit. The Storm Prediction Center reported damage from strong winds along the Canadian border as far north as Vermont and New Hampshire.
The Boston Triathlon scheduled for this weekend has been postponed by about a month. This is because intense heat can be dangerous for competitors.
“Due to the current heat emergency, we are deeply saddened to inform you that the 2022 Boston Triathlon will have to be rescheduled. The event has been rescheduled from August 20 to 21. The National Weather Service predicts temperatures will reach the upper 90s in Boston on Sunday.