(USA Today) — Severe weather walloped the East Coast Monday after a harrowing Easter night that saw people huddled in basements, closets and tubs as tornadoes raged across the South, leaving at least 22 dead.
Destructive winds were reported across the East Monday, the Weather Channel said, a day after at least 40 reported tornadoes pounded several states.
The possibility of severe thunderstorms stretched from northern Florida into parts of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast through Monday evening, the Weather Channel said.
A tornado watch was posted for Monday afternoon for a large portion of the Mid-Atlantic, which included the Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Philadelphia metro areas. Over 25 million people live where the tornado watch was in effect, the National Weather Service said.