Powerful storms bombarded both the East and West Coast on Wednesday, with lightning strikes killing a woman and her dogs in Los Angeles while 70,000 were left without power in Virginia.
L.A. County Sheriff’s Sgt. Patrick Morey said the LA woman was walking her two dogs along the Pico Rivera riverbed on Wednesday morning when they were struck by lightning.
‘There’s a one-in-a-million chance of something like this happening and it happened,’ Morey told the LA Times as he warned residents to stay indoors amid the dangerous storms hitting Southern California.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the country, 70,000 Virginians were left without power in the Richmond area after severe thunderstorms hit with 60-mile-per hour winds, ABC 8 reported.
The storm has downed dozens of trees in the area as a severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect until 10 p.m.
The hectic weather across the country has compounded travel woes as 3,081 flights in the U.S. have been canceled and more than…