A large, powerful tornado, most likely an EF4, swept through Arkansas over Little Rock. The first investigations speak of 3 dead and dozens injured but the damage would be huge. Numerous homes and cars destroyed in Benton. Damage to power lines also in Oklaoma.
Tornado damage in Wynne and Lexa, also in Arkansas, with homes destroyed and even a train derailed. A large and extremely dangerous tornado has been confirmed in Eudora. Violent tornadoes also reported over Illinois and Iowa.
This bout of bad weather comes a week after severe storms hit the southeast and killed at least 26 people. A nighttime tornado also flattened nearly the entire Rolling Fork Mississippi community. Midwest shocked by huge tornado.
Not only. Multiple tornadoes occurred across the South and Midwest across a major tornado outbreak. Nearly 90 million people in 15 states are threatened by an explosive storm system. There is a risk that as the storm moves northeast, tornadoes may now develop at night.
South and Midwest hit by gargantuan EF4 tornado
The rare high alert was issued for eastern Arkansas, southwest Tennessee, northern Mississippi, southeast Iowa, northwest Illinois, Ohio, and northeastern Missouri. The last time a high risk rating was issued was March 25, 2021 when powerful storms and tornadoes killed at least six people.ù According to CNN, the heaviest toll is in Arkansas, where the storms killed five people: four in the small town of Wynne and one other person in Little Rock.
Three people died in Indiana, while in Madison County, Alabama, one person died and five others were injured during the night. Another fatality was reported in Pontotoc County, Mississippi, and finally in Illinois, the tornado blew off the roof of a theater where a metal band was performing, killing one person.
According to the US media, gusts of wind up to 112 kilometers per hour and violent hailstorms with grains with a diameter of 3.8 cm are expected. The threat affects areas of northeastern Illinois, northwestern Indiana, southern Wisconsin, and Lake Michigan.