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Extreme weather across the US

These past couple of days parts of the US have seen crazy weather that varies from hail, intense rainfall, flooding and tornados.
Extreme weather across the US

Multiple victims have been reported after multiple tornados hit Western Iowa on Tuesday, May, 14th. A destructive storm went through the city of Greenfield, Iowa that produced the tornado that affected many towns in Iowa. “Sadly, we can confirm that there have been fatalities with this tornado”- Iowa State Patrol Sgt. Alex Dinkla.

A wind farm in southwest Iowa was directly hit by a massive tornado that broke down 5 massive, power-producing towers. Including one that burst into flames. Before the tornado hit the windfarm recorded speeds of more than 100 mph as the tornadoes approached them. Thankfully, the turbines are not placed directly near homes or other occupied structures.

The storms in Iowa brought in rain that reached as much as 8 inches over the last week.

Over in Houston, the Weather hasn’t been any better. There were at least 4 people dead in Houston after hurricane-force winds and torrential rains tore a damaging path through the city. These storms are bringing life-threatening floods and power outages throughout parts of the South.

Parts of Texas and Louisiana are under a rare level 4 of 4 high risk of excessive rainfall on May 9th. More than 600,000 people live in the high-risk zone.

The storms from Texas have since moved and are now hitting Louisiana. These storms caused an overnight flash flood warning for New Orleans. More than 200,000 were left without power in Louisiana. The possible tornados posed a risk in Louisiana, along with destructive winds and golf ball-sized hail. A tornado in Convent, Louisiana brought down trees and power poles late afternoon on May 9th.

There have been nearly two dozen tornados reported from Colorado and Massachusetts and more than 850 damaging storms nationwide. Ten of those tornadoes have been confirmed by the National Weather Service, including an EF3 in Northern New York. The National Weather Service uses the Enhanced Fujita scale to rate a tornado’s intensity based on wind speeds EF0 being the least intense and EF5 being the most intense.

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