At least nine people were killed, and over a million lost power in the southern United States on Friday ( 01-03-2023) as storms spawned tornadoes and torrential rains swept through the region. The National Weather Service reported late Friday that the massive storm had moved northeast, leaving the South behind.
It was expected to bring heavy snow and sleet to the region stretching from southeastern Michigan to New York. At least a foot (30 centimeters) of snow is expected to fall by Saturday afternoon in parts of central New York and southern New England.
According to Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear, the storm system spawned at least two tornadoes that swept over the state’s western section on Friday. The governor reported at least three fatalities on social media due to the storms but did not provide any other information.
The storm claimed the life of a fourth individual. A woman was killed in Fayette County, Kentucky when a tree fell on the automobile she was driving. “Strong enough to blow tractor trailers off the road,” Beshear warned of the winds generated by thunderstorms in Kentucky and the tornadoes.
Governor Kay Ivey reported on social media that three individuals were killed in the hurricane in Alabama. The Scott County Sheriff’s Office says that an Arkansas man died after being swept away by flood waters while driving through a flooded street.
If you want curious about local weather disasters, then we’ve covered some breaking stories that you may check out at the provided links:
- Death Toll Rises In Kentucky Floods: Stricken Areas Remain Hard To Reach, Governor Says.
- US Is Hit By A Fierce Monster Storm That Kills At Least 34 People.
On Friday, Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves announced via social media that a person had died due to the severe winds caused by storms that had occurred overnight. PowerOutage.us said that more than 1.4 million homes and businesses in states hit by the storm lacked electricity.
As warm, moist air from the Gulf of Mexico meets colder air from the north. Violent storms are common in the southern United States throughout the winter.
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