February 6, 2023

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Two dead after several tornadoes in southern United States

Two dead after several tornadoes in southern United States

Houston | More than 30 tornadoes struck the southern United States Tuesday through Wednesday, killing two people overnight, according to officials.

The storms hit Alabama overnight, killing two people in Montgomery County, local officials said in a statement to AFP.

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

As of 3:00 pm GMT on Wednesday, 28,000 homes were without power in Alabama and 10,000 in Tennessee, according to the specialized site PowerOutage.

40 million people were on tornado alert Tuesday evening, which allowed the population to prepare.

Dozens of residents in parts of the country’s south have taken shelter as a precautionary measure, local media reported.

The situation, initially described by the Storm Prediction Center as “particularly dangerous,” is expected to end with thunderstorms on Wednesday, which could still produce some gusty winds in the Southeast.

A series of tornadoes already affected the southern United States, primarily Oklahoma, Texas, and Arkansas, in early November.

This meteorological phenomenon, while difficult to predict, is relatively common in the United States, especially in the central and southern parts of the country.

However, it can sometimes be disastrous. Almost a year ago, in December 2021, several tornadoes swept through Kentucky, killing about 80 people.