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Series of Tornadoes Devastate 22 US States in Under a Week

Sat 11 May 2024 | 11:06 PM
By Ahmad El-Assasy

A staggering 125 tornadoes have struck across 22 U.S. states since last Monday, wreaking havoc as severe weather persisted into Friday, according to reports. ABC News indicated that these storms were part of a broader pattern of adverse weather conditions, including high winds and hail, affecting areas from the Plains and Midwest to the Southeast.

On Friday, intense thunderstorms lashed parts of Georgia and Florida. A tornado warning was issued for Tallahassee in Leon County on Friday morning, the National Weather Service reported.

Tragically, a woman in Tallahassee died when a tree fell on her family's home on Friday, as confirmed by the office of the Leon County Mayor. Additionally, over 142,000 people in Florida were left without electricity by Friday evening, and three fatalities were reported on Wednesday due to the storms.

Last month, severe tornadoes claimed at least four lives in central Oklahoma, stated Governor Kevin Stitt during a press conference. The governor recounted that several tornadoes had flattened entire neighborhoods, especially around Omaha, Nebraska, on April 26.

This series of tornadoes follows the deadly impact of Hurricane Ian, which hit the United States last October and resulted in the deaths of 100 people, making it one of the deadliest hurricanes to strike the mainland U.S. in the past decade.