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More than 6,000 flights have been canceled or delayed this Monday in the United States due to strong storms that hit the east, southeast and midwest of the country.
The most affected airports are in the New York City area (La Guardia, Newark, John F. Kennedy), Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, which serves Atlanta and O’Hare airport in Chicagoaccording to data from the flight tracking portal, FligthAware.
For his part, the airlines that have had the most cancellations or delays are United Airlines, with 29% of flights affected, followed by Republic, with 23% and Endeavor Air, with 16%.
The National Weather Service (NWS) indicated today on its website that the storms and showers will continue Monday night, through Tuesday, with the possibility of flooding in the east of the country as the weather front moves towards the north of the country.
At the same time, the midwest will also be affected by heavy rainwhich will last until Wednesday night, according to the NWS.
The inclement weather has left at least four dead in the countryin the states of Arkansas, Indiana and Georgia, where tornadoes have also been reported.
In Ohio, severe tornado-spawning storms caused an estimated 400,000 homes and businesses to lose power from weather events that keep the eastern part of the country, from North Carolina to Pennsylvania, on alert.
With the storm system moving east, more than 90 million people are on severe weather watch Monday.
Cities like Philadelphia, Baltimore or Washington, DC are included in the highest risk area.
The unstable line of thunderstorms contributed to the power outages for 702,304 US utility customers in Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia, according to electricity tracker PowerOutage.us.
According to the online tracker, more than 550,000 utility customers in the nine states were still affected by outages as of early Monday morning.
With information from EFE
• One dead and more than 20 injured after the passage of a tornado through Mississippi
• Five deaths and more than 640,000 people without electricity after storms passed through the southern United States.
• Tornadoes and storms killed another four in the eastern US.