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Millions of Americans on the East Coast rallied on Tuesday for heavier rainfall and the threat of flash floods – some of them "life-threatening" – like Western states fought them with another day of record-breaking heat.
At least two people died on Monday in heavy rains that battered states in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast, turning low-lying roads into lakes and filling the ground.
A woman was killed when, after days of heavy rain, a tree fell on her home in Burke, Virginia, southeast of Washington, according to Fairfax County Battalion Chief Willie Bailey
"This is very rare, very rare", Bailey said. "The tree had fallen in about a quarter of the house."
Bailey said it was likely that the tree had fallen because of the wet weather, NBC Washington said.
"The roots of these trees have really relaxed," he said. 19659004] Another person in Agawam, Massachusetts, died after a tree fell on her house, but it is unclear if the weather played any role in the death.
About 34 million Pennsylvania Americans from the Carolinas were observed under a flood Tuesday morning
Large cities like Washington, Baltimore and Philadelphia – areas that were already saturated after heavy rains this weekend – were said to be among the wettest this week ,
The National Weather Service said five centimeters of rain could fall between Monday and Thursday, triggering "potentially dangerous, even life-threatening" floods in the Mid-Atlantic region.
"It is expected that the density and intensity of showers and thunderstorms will rise early today," the agency said on Tuesday. "This pattern will last until Wednesday have, as several rains are possible. Repeated heavy rains can lead to flash floods in the wake of weekend rains. "
The storms of the weekend have broken rainfall records in Virginia and Maryland.
There were floods in parts of Pennsylvania on Monday, a disaster and disaster district Hershey Park, an amusement park near Harrisburg, had to close its doors and the park was due to be reopened on Tuesday .
While driving in Schuylkill County, Zachary Reichert had to climb onto the roof of his car, to escape the floods.
"I can" I did not jump into the waters, "Reichert said. He reported live on his suffering on his cell phone until rescuers arrived.
The rain is expected to be relocated to parts of New England on Wednesday before a cold front clears it on Thursday.
But during the East on Monday Wind and rain have been hampered, with some 40 million Americans in other parts of the Phoenix, according to the National Weather Service, set a new daily record with temperatures of 115 degrees Fahrenheit. According to The Associated Press, 155 people died in the Phoenix area last year, according to the Associated Press of 1965.
In Houston, automated phone calls warned the population of the heat and advised them (19659004) on the night of Monday By Friday there was a high temperature heat report in West Texas and southeastern New Mexico far exceeding the three-digit numbers. The school bus service in the afternoon was canceled Monday in Las Cruces, New Mexico, where mercury climbed to 105 degrees, the AP reported.
In California, the state grid operator called for voluntary energy conservation temperatures on Tuesday and Wednesday due to highs.