Severe storms rolled into the Ohio Valley on Tuesday afternoon and evening, where the Kentucky State Police confirmed that 10 people were minor injured when two tornadoes hit western Kentucky city of Mayfield this Wednesday.
The Kentucky State Police also confirmed that it was damaged an unknown number of homes and businesses. Actually a huge part of western Kentucky is under a tornado watch until 11 p.m. There were also reports of tornadoes that were in many states such as Oklahoma, Nebraska, Tennessee and Iowa.
In Nashville, TN, heavy rainfall caused some serious problems, where water entered at least one and a half foot of rain felt in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee. A flood emergency declared by the National Weather Service.
Tornadoes from the South
These flooding impacted Trousdale County, as well as northern Sumner and western Macon counties, on Wednesday morning. One location of Sumner County had over 5.25 inches of rain in the morning hours. It was also reported that in the northwest of Carthage, a road was reportedly washed out, carrying a car into a nearby creek. It was not immediately known if there was anyone inside the vehicle.
In Des Moines, Iowa this Monday a twister touched down west of Guthrie Center, where it has not hit any populated areas and there are no reports of damage or injuries so far.
In southern Nebraska, a tornado caused some damage to a rural high school. Also in southern Oklahoma, two 76-year-old Oklahoma men people died due the strong tornadoes that swept across part of the state. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol closed a five-mile section of Interstate 35 between Oklahoma City and Dallas as the storm approached.
The Storm Prediction Center had warned that a “substantial tornado risk” could develop Monday in portions of the Southern Plains and the Ozarks.
Meteorologists have also said that the twisters with wind speeds above 111 miles per hour were possible to be hitting from eastern Oklahoma to the center of Arkansas. This might include over 2 inches of hail that will be from eastern Texas to southeastern Kansas.
Actually, about 41 million people from Houston to Sioux City, Iowa, are at risk for some type of stormy weather, whenever it could be a twister, a tornado or flooding rains.
Source: NBC News