A pontoon boat capsized on Lake Moultrie in South Carolina Sunday leaving one person dead.
Six people were thrown from the boat into the water near the Pinopolis Dam, according to the National Weather Service. One fatality has been confirmed by law enforcement.
The unidentified person drowned while rescuing a double amputee who was a passenger on the boat according to abcnews4.com.
The remaining five passengers were able to swim to the nearest dam and were rescued. The accident happened at about 12:35 p.m. EDT.
AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski warned of a risk for strong winds accompanying the storms along the East Coast.
"Damaging winds and downpours are the greatest dangers from the powerful thunderstorms targeting far southeastern Virginia and the eastern Carolinas."
A water spout, flash floods, downed trees and power lines were also reported in parts of North Carolina on Sunday.
Around 8:47 p.m. PDT, a magnitude 5.7 earthquake shook in the mountains of California, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
More than 500 inbound and outbound flights at LaGuardia in New York were delayed due to the storms.
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With one day remaining before Memorial Day weekend, the Sandy-battered Jersey coastline is hustling to finish last-minute preparations.
The Memorial Day weekend will begin cool, windy and rainy in New England and part of the mid-Atlantic.
Explosive thunderstorm development can bring tornadoes to northern Texas and southwestern Oklahoma late Thursday.
Brownsville, TX (1998)
Just 0.04" of rain since April.
West Coast (1982)
Heat wave: San Francisco, CA 91 degrees, (new record; previous record 79 in 1975) San Jose, CA 84 degrees Portland, OR 85 degrees (tied record)
Knoxville, TN (1807)
Hail 10" in circumference hail; a tornado went over the river, sucking fish out of the water.