At Least Five Dead After Tornado Strikes Texas Amid Severe Memorial Day Weekend Storms in the US

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At Least Five Dead After Tornado Strikes Texas Amid Severe Memorial Day Weekend Storms in the US

At least five people, including children, have died after a possible tornado struck Texas overnight, causing widespread damage and forcing residents to shelter in place across the Central United States during Memorial Day weekend.

At Least Five Dead After Tornado Strikes Texas Amid Severe Memorial Day Weekend Storms In The US

The fatalities were reported in Cooke County, Texas, where three individuals from one household lost their lives, according to Cooke County Sheriff Ray Sappington. Additionally, two children are reported missing and remain unaccounted for as of Sunday morning.

At Least Five Dead After Tornado Strikes Texas Amid Severe Memorial Day Weekend Storms In The US

Severe weather conditions are impacting more than 110 million people across the US, with threats of large hail, damaging winds, and fierce tornadoes, particularly in the mid-Mississippi, Ohio, and Tennessee River valleys.

At Least Five Dead After Tornado Strikes Texas Amid Severe Memorial Day Weekend Storms In The US

As storms progress eastward, the Storm Prediction Center has issued warnings of “violent tornadoes, extreme hail, and corridors of widespread wind damage.”

At Least Five Dead After Tornado Strikes Texas Amid Severe Memorial Day Weekend Storms In The US

At Least Five Dead After Tornado Strikes Texas Amid Severe Memorial Day Weekend Storms In The Us
at least five dead after tornado strikes texas amid severe memorial day weekend storms in the us

In Cooke County, around 60 to 80 people were trapped inside a Shell gas station until the storm subsided. Multiple injuries were reported at the station, but none were life-threatening, Sappington added. About 40 people, whose vehicles were damaged or destroyed, were transported by bus to another gas station in Gainesville, where they were picked up by family members.

At Least Five Dead After Tornado Strikes Texas Amid Severe Memorial Day Weekend Storms In The US

In north Denton County, Texas, a potential tornado caused injuries, damaged homes, overturned 18-wheelers, downed trees, and knocked out power lines on Saturday night. Authorities reported that deputies responded to multiple locations, including homes and RV trailer parks. Dawn Cobb, a county spokesperson, confirmed the reports in a news release.

At Least Five Dead After Tornado Strikes Texas Amid Severe Memorial Day Weekend Storms In The US

Multiple victims” were reported in Ray Roberts after severe weather struck the area overnight. Medics and other resources were sent to the scene, according to City of Denton fire officials. Damage to several homes was also reported in the neighbouring city of Celina, where officials noted the impact of “apparent tornadic activity” on Saturday.

At Least Five Dead After Tornado Strikes Texas Amid Severe Memorial Day Weekend Storms In The US

The National Weather Service office in Fort Worth issued several tornado warnings for North Texas cities late Saturday night, urging residents to seek shelter immediately as a tornado moved east between Valley View and Sanger around 10:40 p.m.

Lake Ray Roberts Marina in Sanger, Denton County, significantly damaged boats, boat houses, and the fuel dock. Despite reports of people being rescued from overturned RVs, no serious injuries were reported. The marina posted on Facebook, stating, “There is so much damage, we don’t even know where to start.”

Across state lines, damage was reported in Rogers County, Oklahoma, where a possible tornado downed power lines and trees and damaged homes. Officials in Claremore noted significant damage and anticipated prolonged electricity outages.

Over 250,000 homes and businesses in the Plains and Missouri were without power early Sunday, including more than 93,000 in Missouri, around 48,000 in Kansas, over 34,000 in Texas, and 24,000 in Oklahoma, according to poweroutage.us.

Storms that developed overnight in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri are moving east toward the lower Ohio River Valley, triggering new tornado watches for parts of Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, and Tennessee until 10 a.m. CT, according to the Storm Prediction Center. Northwest Arkansas, Eastern Kansas, Western Missouri, and Northeast Oklahoma remain under a tornado watch until 5 a.m. CT.

There is a Level 3 of 5 risk of severe thunderstorms over parts of the Mississippi and Ohio valleys through Monday morning, with potential EF2 to EF5 tornadoes and wind gusts of 74 mph, according to the Storm Prediction Center. A Level 4 of 5 risk of severe thunderstorms is also in place for parts of the Central and Southern Plains through Sunday morning.

Sunday will bring a second wave of storms, with robust thunderstorms continuing over parts of the Mississippi Valley and a new round of damaging storms expected to develop over the Midwest by the afternoon, extending south and east into the evening. These storms could stretch from the Great Lakes to the South by Sunday night.

Storms will reach the East Coast on Monday, bringing high winds and large hail from Washington, DC, through the southeast. Major travel hubs like Chicago, Indianapolis, St. Louis, and Nashville may face delays or cancellations due to the weather.

The potential for heavy rain over parts of the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys, middle Mississippi Valley, and Central Appalachians has prompted a slight risk, Level 2 of 4, of excessive rainfall through Monday morning.

Cities like Louisville, Kentucky; Cincinnati; St. Louis; Nashville, Tennessee; and Indianapolis are included in the Level 3 threat zone. The severe weather could potentially disrupt the Indianapolis 500 race scheduled for noon on Sunday, with the National Weather Service forecasting showers and thunderstorms in Speedway, Indiana, with an 80% chance of precipitation and gusts up to 25 mph.

In addition to the severe weather, record-breaking heat is possible in parts of the US on Monday, with areas like Houston, New Orleans, Miami, Mobile, Alabama, Tampa, Florida, and Charleston, South Carolina, experiencing temperatures more typical of July.

A subtropical upper-level high over Mexico is expected to create dangerous early-season heat in southern Texas and southern Florida, with daily high temperatures and heat index readings exceeding 115°F in some areas.

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