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COULD YOU BE NEXT? 75 million Americans at risk for severe storms

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
4/29/2014 (3 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Eastern half of the United States still under threat of tornadoes

Meteorologists are telling Americans who live in the eastern half of the United States - to look to the skies. Forecasters are urging millions of Americans to beware of tornadoes, high winds and hail spawned by the storm system that has claimed the lives of 30 people in the last two days.

In Mississippi and Alabama, where tornadoes earlier this week caused widespread destruction and several deaths are believed to be the next site for the worst of the recent weather forecast.

In Mississippi and Alabama, where tornadoes earlier this week caused widespread destruction and several deaths are believed to be the next site for the worst of the recent weather forecast.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
4/29/2014 (3 years ago)

Published in U.S.

Keywords: Tornadoes, severe storms, deaths, eastern U.S.


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Forecasters warn that there is a moderate risk of severe weather for some 75 million people in the eastern half of the United States.

In Mississippi and Alabama, where tornadoes earlier this week caused widespread destruction and several deaths are believed to be the next site for the worst of the recent weather forecast.

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Tens of thousands remain without power in those two states. At least 13 people were killed in Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee on Monday, in addition to 17 others reported in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Iowa from storms over the weekend.

The National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center said nearly 2.5 million people in parts of Alabama and Mississippi were at moderate risk of tornadoes, damaging winds and scattered large hail.

In addition, some 73 million people in a much larger region, stretching from the Great Lakes south to the Gulf of Mexico and east to the Atlantic Ocean, were at a slight risk of severe weather.

The violent weather patterns are expected to drift slowly east, putting parts of Florida, Georgia, the Carolinas and Mid-Atlantic states at a slight risk of severe weather this coming Thursday, according to the Storm Prediction Center.

A trail of damage through several Mississippi and Alabama communities stands as a stark reminder of this week's tornadoes. Mississippi authorities confirmed eight deaths there. Three people died in Alabama and two in Tennessee, according to officials.

Two people died in Lincoln County, Tennessee, near the border with Alabama.

One of the three Alabama deaths was a 21-year-old University of Alabama student from Tupelo, according to the school. Jon Servati, a member of the school's swimming and diving team died from injuries suffered at an off-campus home, the school said.

The other two deaths came at a trailer park near Athens, Alabama, about 22 miles west of Huntsville.

Monday's storms were part of a "second act" of a powerful weather system that brought punishing thunderstorms to the central United States. Suspected tornadoes spawned by those storms on Sunday killed 15 people in Arkansas and one each in Oklahoma and Iowa, authorities in those states reported.

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