With temperatures soaring into the 90s and 100s and abundant moisture to fuel storms, communities from the Midwest to Southeast were ransacked by damaging thunderstorms again on Sunday.
Cities and towns that were struck by Friday's deadly derecho were once again the targets of severe weather.
Eastern North Carolina was hit very hard on Sunday. Three people were killed, and more than 40 others were injured in North Carolina as the storms rumbled.
A couple was killed when a tree crashed down on a golf cart in Gilead, N.C. A shed fell on and killed one man near Calico, N.C., while he was trying to put his golf cart in storage.
At least 40 people were treated for storm-related injuries throughout Beaufort County, N.C. Four miles northeast of Hope Mills, N.C., a tree fell on a vehicle, injuring the person inside.
Two people were injured by falling trees at Rural Retreat Lake in Virginia. A roof was blown off a concession stand, while several trees were blown down.
A tree was downed on a car in Locust, Ky., injuring one occupant.
One person was injured near Rogersville, Ala., with a large tree toppling onto a camper trailer.
In Tybee Island, Ga., a tree landed on a vehicle, causing two injuries.
A woman was trapped in a house after a tree was downed on a home in Ludowici, Ga.
There was a total of 395 damaging wind reports and 190 large hail reports from the thunderstorms on Sunday.
The Chicago area was hammered by storms again with hail the size of quarters and larger.
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Canton, IL (1975)
A tornado ripped through a 3-block section of downtown, killing 2 people, injuring 75 and creating $5 million damage. A 15-foot wooden plank was driven through an auto engine block, splitting the front of the car in two. The woman driving was not injured. National Guardsmen were called in to prevent looting.
Columbus, OH (1979)
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