- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 24, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A powerful storm knocked out power to thousands of people in Rhode Island, but nearly all of are back online.

National Grid says just a handful of customers were without power Wednesday morning after Tuesday’s storm. The utility says 14,000 customers were without power at the peak of the outages.

Rhode Island was under a tornado watch for much of Tuesday. Funnel-like clouds were reported in Woonsocket and Lincoln, and over the border in Massachusetts, but there were no confirmed touchdowns.

Strong winds knocked down trees and tree limbs around the region and lightning strikes were reported in several communities.

There were no reports of injuries.



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