Two dead after several tornadoes in the southern United States

Houston | Two people were killed in the southern United States overnight from Tuesday to Wednesday after more than 30 tornadoes also caused property damage, according to authorities.

These storms significantly battered Alabama overnight, local officials told AFP in a statement, killing two people in Montgomery County.

On Tuesday, a total of 36 tornadoes were recorded in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama by the US Weather Service (NWS/NOAA) Storm Prediction Center. He reports many statements of physical damage: fallen trees, damaged buildings, power poles on the ground.

At 3:00 p.m. GMT on Wednesday, 28,000 homes were without power in Alabama, and 10,000 in Tennessee, according to the specialist site PowerOutage.

40 million people were under a hurricane watch on Tuesday night, allowing residents to prepare.

Therefore, local media reported that dozens of residents of some areas in the south of the country had sought refuge as a precautionary measure.

The situation, which the Storm Prediction Center initially described as “particularly dangerous,” is scheduled to end Wednesday with thunderstorms that could spawn a few tornadoes in the Southeast.

A series of tornadoes had already hit the southern United States in early November, especially Oklahoma, Texas, and Arkansas, killing one person.

This meteorological phenomenon, though impressive and difficult to predict, is relatively common in the United States, especially in the center and south of the country.

Yet it is destructive at times. Nearly a year ago, in December 2021, about 80 people lost their lives after multiple tornadoes ripped through Kentucky.

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