At least 9 folks have died as extreme storms sweep throughout a number of components of the nation.

The southern a part of the United States confronted thunderstorms and tornadoes on Saturday, and components of the Midwest and Northeast are bracing for snow and ice storms all through the weekend as the storms sweep up from the South, based on CNN.

On Saturday morning, the National Weather Service tweeted that “heavy rain and flooding” was potential all through the day, and later posted an update that “severe thunderstorms, including tornadoes, remain possible through tonight over portions of the South and northward into parts of the Ohio Valley and Mid Atlantic.”

The Associated Press reported that the extreme climate has led to the deaths of not less than 9 folks since Friday evening.

The Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office in Louisiana introduced on Facebook Saturday morning that the our bodies of an aged couple had been discovered close to their demolished house. The storm had “moved their home from its foundation to some 200 feet away,” authorities stated.

Elsewhere in Louisiana, a person was killed when a tree fell on his house, based on CNN. He was recognized by the AP as 75-year-old Raymond Holden.

And in Alabama, three folks had been confirmed dead in Pickens County, based on WBMA. The Alabama Emergency Management Agency stated the deaths had been brought on by an “embedded tornado within a long line of intense thunderstorms,” based on the AP.

Two first responders in Lubbock, Texas, had been additionally killed on Saturday whereas responding to a crash on an icy freeway, the metropolis’s police division introduced. They had been recognized as 27-year-old Officer Nicholas Reyna and 39-year-old Lieutenant/Paramedic Eric Hill.

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“When road conditions get this bad, we need to make sure that people understand that they need to slow down. They need to understand the road conditions are dangerous and we have people out there trying to protect them. Speed and road conditions are always a factor,” Lubbock Police Chief Floyd Mitchell stated in a press convention.

According to the AP, a 3rd particular person died in Texas on Friday evening after their automotive flipped right into a creek in Dallas.

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The extreme climate has additionally induced injury to many properties in the South, as effectively as freeway closures and widespread energy outages, the AP reported, which famous that tens of 1000’s of shoppers had been left with out energy on Saturday.

In the North and Midwest, snow, sleet and freezing rain had been anticipated on Saturday, CNN reported, and greater than 900 flights into or out of Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport had been reportedly canceled on Saturday.

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