June 1, 2023

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Disaster in US: Violent storms kill 26 in South and Midwest

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas.- Violent storms with strong winds and rain swept across the southern and midwestern United States on Saturday. So far 26 people have died and dozens have been injuredAccording to officials and media.

At the very least Five people died in Arkansas, according to officials, first responders searched for more victims in the rubble after the tornado hit the state on Friday. They also said Four deaths in Illinois and three in Indiana. Meanwhile, the Department of Health Tennessee has confirmed seven deaths Pertaining to the weather of McNairy County on the Mississippi border.

Patrick Sheehan, director of the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency, said the number of injuries and damaged structures in many counties has yet to be determined.

Fox News also reported One death in Alabama and another in Mississippi bring the total death toll to 26.

In the case of Illinois, 3 killed in Crawford County apartment building collapseState Emergency Management Agency said. These people join a 50-year-old man who died in Belvidere, northern Illinois. The roof of the 260-seat theater collapsed.

The collapsed marquee of the Apollo Theater in Belvidere, IllinoisErin Hooley-AP

Don Sackard, the senior Boone County emergency management official, said Saturday that the incident was under control 40 people were injured. Audiences at the city’s Apollo Theater attended a concert by heavy metal group Morbid Angel. “Terror Trip”.

The National Weather Service on Saturday warned of thunderstorms in the eastern third of the United States that could cause power outages and downed trees. The wind is blowing at a speed of 100 km per hour.

Ruins in front of the Apollo Theater in Belvidere, IllinoisErin Hooley-AP

The tornado tore roofs and walls from several Arkansas buildings, overturned vehicles and downed trees and power lines in Little Rock and large areas east and northeast of the state capital, officials said.

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On Friday, an intense spring storm hit much of the United States, threatening storms and tornadoes across the Midwest from Texas to the Great Lakes.

Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Saturday Five deaths have been confirmed in the state. “Now, we have five confirmed deaths. We still have some complaints but no confirmation from the local police. We were waiting. But now, across the state, we have five confirmed deaths,” he said.

A tree fell on a home in Belvidere, IllinoisErin Hooley-AP

Four of the Arkansas victims were recorded in Vine, about 100 miles east of Little Rock, Cross County Coroner Eli Long said. One person died and more than 50 were hospitalized in North Little Rock, he said The Washington Post Madeline Roberts, Pulaski County spokeswoman.

President of the United States, Joe Biden, Huckabee spoke with Sanders and the mayors of Little Rock and Winn, the White House said in a statement. He also spoke with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Dean Criswell.

Huckabee Sanders said Biden and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas offered the federal government’s support in phone calls Saturday. “Whatever Arkansas needs, we’ve been assured that those resources will be here and on the ground,” he said at a news conference.

Indiana State Police Sergeant Matt Ames said three people were killed in Sullivan County, Indiana. Sheriff Jason Babbitt said on Facebook that a state of emergency has been declared in the affected areas.

A tornado killed one person in Madison County, Alabama, and another person was killed during the storm in Pontotoc County, Mississippi, Fox News reported, citing Fox Weather.

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The events came a week after a deadly tornado unleashed a deadly tornado that devastated the Mississippi town of Rolling Fork, destroying many of the community’s 400 homes and killing 26 people.

Reuters Agency


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