At Least 10 People Have Died As Powerful Storms Batter The Southwest- As catastrophic storms engulfed much of the South and Midwest on Friday, at least ten people died.
Falling trees claimed the lives of three persons in Alabama, two in Tennessee, and one in Mississippi.
As a result of driving through heavy floodwaters, an Arkansas man drowned.
During storms with straight-line winds passed through Kentucky, three more people perished in three counties.
The National Weather Service in Louisville described the storm as “strong and historic” on Friday, prompting the state to declare an emergency.
Winds gusted to 80 mph at their strongest.
Louisville Mayor Craig Greenberg posted on Facebook, “I implore everyone in our town to take great caution this evening and in the coming days – do not drive through standing water, do not approach downed power lines, or do anything that might put the lives of anyone at risk.
According to poweroutage.us, more than a million utility customers were without power Friday evening in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Michigan.
According to the FOX Forecast Center, severe weather would move Friday from the southeast towards the west, bringing cold fronts, tornadoes, and damaging wind gusts.
It was anticipated that Tennessee, Alabama, South Carolina, and North Carolina would see the storm’s worst effects.
Following tornadoes that tore through some of the states of Texas on Friday, more than 13,000 utility customers were still without power.
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In the Dallas-Fort Worth region, winds toppled four 18-wheelers and tore off the roofs of an apartment complex and a grocery store.
As the storms move on, forecasters anticipate experiencing similar severe weather in the northwest. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for New Hampshire and Maine sections, where a battery could dump 18 inches of snow.
In anticipation of the severe weather, airports like Portland Jetport in Maine have already canceled all flights for Saturday.