AAt least 25 people have died in storms, rain, winds and tornadoes in the south central region of the United Stateswhere on Tuesday, May 28, more than 800,000 homes, offices and businesses lacked electricity supply.

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Forecasters reported severe thunderstorms and tornadoes in Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Oklahoma and Texas over the Memorial Day weekend, including Sunday, which was the stormiest day of the year so far.

According to local authorities, at least five people died as a result of the storms in Kentucky, seven others, including two children, in Cooke County, Texass; two died in Oklahoma, eight in Arkansas and one in Virginia.

The National Weather Service (NWS) forecast extensive, very strong storms over much of Texas and southern Oklahoma, with damaging winds and large hail likely.

“The threat of excessive rainfall could create localized areas of flash flooding and urban flooding in Texas and Oklahoma“NWS added.

The Weather Channel, dedicated to weather forecasts, indicated the probability of heavy hail in a region of Texas that includes the cities of Amarillo to Austin, and from Dallas to Sanderson.

The Poweroutage.us platform indicated that As of May 28, there were more than 736,000 subscribers without electricity in Texasmore than 81,000 in the same situation in Kentucky, another 41,000 without electricity in Arkansas and more than 21,000 in West Virginia.

The extreme weather events occur when the Atlantic hurricane season has not yet officially begun, for which the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has predicted an abundance of cyclones.

In that season, which begins on June 1 and ends on November 30, A total of between 17 and 25 tropical storms could form, of which about 13 could reach the category of hurricanes, and seven of them would qualify as major.

A bulletin from the Union of Conscious Scientists (UCS) noted that more than 68.7 million people in the United States face this season alerts for extreme weather conditions that include wildfires, floods, tropical storms, extreme heat and floods.

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Source: https://www.noticiascaracol.com/mundo/tornados-en-estados-unidos-han-dejado-al-menos-25-personas-muertas-cb20

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