Nature — October 15, 2017 at 11:06 am

Massive Twister Rips Through The Midwest


The Southeast and Midwest were in the path of severe storm threats that spun off some tornadoes that caused injuries to some and left others dead. This massive storm left a trail of lightning, hail, high winds, rain and some tornadoes. The path also included uprooted trees, torched homes, drowned power lines and thousands of wrecked cars.

From Texas to Alabama it was reported on Monday at least 13 tornadoes were recorded leaving 2 victims dead. Other sightings reported in Missouri. The National Weather Service had issued out flood watches and warnings from the Gulf Coast to the state of Kentucky. In North Texas the severe thunderstorm had brought on more than an inch of rain and knocking out power to thousands. A cold front is said to be the reason behind the storms.

Atlanta residents received a tornado warning while thousands of others were left without power. Georgia Power had reported more than 29,000 customers without electricity early Tuesday. While in Alabama Power said to have about 20,500 that still did not have power earlier that Tuesday, 41,000 customer’s lights were restored during that night.

In Tennessee authorities said enough rain was dumped to cause some heavy street flooding in some parts causing roads to close down. In Southeast Tennessee, some school districts had delays due to high winds and heavy rain knocking down trees.

Reports of Gov. Bobby Jindal in Louisiana had called a state of emergency Monday. The storm left the state with downed trees and thousands without power as well. According to the Weather Channel, there is a possibility of the risk of this severe thunderstorm to continue over to Wednesday and shifting towards North Carolina and North into Southern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey.

Though tornadoes may not be a threat as it moves on, high damaging wind gust will still be a major concern.

Althia Blair

Althia Blair is Strange News Chronicle’s overseas bureau chief, and hosts our weekly podcast. Before joining trange News Chronicle in 2011, Althia worked as a national political reporter for Postmedia News. She has covered many political events on and off since 2006, writing for Sun Media, and producing for CTV and for NPR.


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