Tornadoes Ravage US South, 26+ Killed

Monday, rescue workers and homeowners across the US South sorted through what remained of hundreds of structures destroyed by a series of tornadoes that killed 26+ people, as the deadly weather system churned up the East Coast.

Nearly 51-M people from Florida to New England were in the path of the storm system, with National Weather Service (NWS) forecasters warning of strong winds, torrential rain and possibly more tornadoes Monday afternoon.

The system had already spawned about 60 reported tornadoes that left a path of destruction from Texas to the Carolinas on Sunday and Monday, the weather service reported.

Powerful winds in the upper atmosphere combined with a strong cold front to make the system particularly dangerous, said a weather service meteorologist.

This was very typical of the spring season – definitely not something out of the ordinary – but it is very active,” he said.

At least 11 people were killed in Mississippi, eight in South Carolina, 6 in Georgia and 1 in Arkansas in the storms, local media and state officials reported.

Nearly 580,000-M homes and businesses in North and South Carolina, Arkansas, New York and Virginia were without power on Monday, Poweroutage said.

Have a healthy day, stay home, Keep the Faith!

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