Windstorm Cuts Electricity in Northeast

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CBNNews.com  -Thousands from Ohio to New York are left without power and electricity after a fierce windstorm whipped across the area.

The hurricane strength winds blew from 60 up to 92 miles per hour.

The strong winds are blamed for killing at least five people.

Meterologists say the high winds resulted from a strong low pressure system.

"Tropical force winds are anything over 39 mph. Hurricane force winds are anything over 74 mph," said Harvey Leonard, Meteorologist, WCVB-TV Boston. "So we've had instances where we've had wind gusts beyond hurricane force."

Janet Aflitto, a local resident said the high winds made seeing difficult.

"It was very windy, windy where you had to put your face down because there was too much dirt," she said.

This wind storm is the same one that began with deadly tornadoes ripping through central Oklahoma Tuesday.

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