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Powerful storms and tornadoes hit the south of the USA: 3 dead, tens of thousands without light

After Sunday, April 19, powerful storms and tornadoes hit the vast territory of the southern United States, severe weather moved to Florida in a day, writes USA Today.

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A strong tornado knocked over a motor home in southern Alabama on the evening of April 19, killing one person. Jerry Oliver Williams, 61, from Henry County, died when a storm hit the countryside around 22:30 PM on Sunday, local authorities said.

A powerful tornado also led to one death in Marion County, Mississippi. 70-year-old Jerry Johnson died when his house received a “direct blow” from a storm in Sandy Hook, police said.

In South Georgia, the Wilcox County Sheriff’s office said that lightning struck a farmhouse early in the morning on Monday, April 20, resulting in the death of one person. An elderly woman became a victim.

According to the Hurricane Forecasting Center, on the morning of April 20, at least four tornadoes were also recorded in north-central Florida and several reports of wind damage appeared.

The Storm Prediction Center received more than 250 reports of possible tornadoes, strong winds, hail, and a hurricane from East Texas to South Georgia on April 19 afternoon and evening. Teams from the National Weather Service will evaluate the traces of the elements to determine where the tornadoes occurred.

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According to, in the afternoon of April 20, tens of thousands of customers were left without electricity due to storms in the southern United States.

After a quiet day on Tuesday, April 21, AccuWeather predicts another round of severe weather in the south, with a peak on Wednesday and Thursday, April 22 and 23.

“Rains and thunderstorms are expected to begin in North Texas and Oklahoma by early Wednesday morning, but the threat of severe weather will increase in the afternoon as the atmosphere destabilizes,” AccuWeather said.

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By Thursday, April 23, most of the Southeast will be the next in line part of the United States, where the elements will reach. Gusts of wind, flash floods, hail and even a few tornadoes are expected.

Last week during Easter Sunday April 12, a series of tornadoes swept south. More than 100 registered tornadoes claimed the lives of at least 36 people in Mississippi, South Carolina, Georgia, Louisiana, Tennessee and North Carolina.

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