Massachusetts Storms Bring Floods, Lightning Strikes, Flight Cancellations

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Thunderstorms have caused flights to be delayed and knocked out power in some parts of Massachusetts.

A flood warning was issued by the National Weather Service for the areas of Springfield, Clinton, Boston and Northborough July 18, and a flash flood warning in Worcester. All warnings were lifted as of 7 p.m. yesterday.
Authorities say there is a burning fire in a garage where a lightning strike in Sterling is caused. No injuries reported.

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency said more than 3 billion electric customers lost power across the state at some point during the storm.

Worcester and many other streets in Oxford. Some towns, like North Grafton, had more than three inches of rain.

According to FlightAware flight tracking service, more than 200 flights were canceled at Logan Airport and there was a 23% delay.

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