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Maine town buried under a foot of snow as nor’easter batters east coast

Two people were killed in Pennsylvania when the storm caused trees to fall on their cars

Graig Graziosi
Thursday 04 April 2024 21:58 BST
US: Storms Bring Large Hail To Parts Of Texas

At least four people were killed after tornadoes and severe storms tore through several states this week.

Widespread thunderstorms rolled across the central and eastern US on Tuesday bringing tennis ball-sized hail, pounding rain and dangerous winds to at least 75 million people.

After lashing parts of Texas, Illinois and Oklahoma, the weather system moved from the northern parts of Indiana and Ohio and western Pennsylvania on its track east, with tornadoes touching down in Georgia, Ohio and Tennessee.

On Wednesday, two people were killed in Pennsylvania when the storm caused trees to fall on their cars, WPVI reported.

Meanwhile, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear confirmed that at least one victim was killed in the state – as the weather caused a car accident.

After two days of heavy rain, thunderstorms, hail, and tornadoes, the east-ward moving storm system has now hit the US east coast, with severe weather hammering Florida up through New England and the northern border states.

As of Thursday morning, 137,000 homes in Maine were without power after a powerful Nor’easter hammered the state.


Gorilla hail pounds cars on highways in Texas

Video posted by meteorologist Reed Timmer shows large hail making driving conditions risky in Texas.

“Gorilla hail northwest of DFW with supercell causing chaos on the highways near Justin, TX!” he wrote.

Stuti Mishra2 April 2024 10:50

Photo: Texas sees hail size of golf balls

Large hail fell in North Texas overnight with some stones as large as a golf ball or bigger, photos and videos show.

The National Weather Service had earlier warned that some hailstones could exceed 2 inches in diameter and destructive winds could reach speeds of up to 75 mph.

Large hail falls in parts of North Texas
Large hail falls in parts of North Texas (Fox4)
Stuti Mishra2 April 2024 11:50

WATCH: Atlanta weather: Severe storm threat Tuesday

Atlanta weather: Severe storm threat Tuesday
Stuti Mishra2 April 2024 12:30

Watch: Palm size hail in Texas

Video shared by journalist Tiffany Liou shows hail the size of a palm falling in Texas.

“It started a pea size,” Ms Liou said in a video. “Then we got bigger ones, golf ball size.” “This one is huge,” she said, comparing with a coin.

Graig Graziosi2 April 2024 13:00

50 million Americans under storm threats

More than 50 million Americans are currently facing the threat of severe storms this week, with risks of tornadoes, flooding and snowstorms sweeping central and eastern US.

Thunderstorms and possible tornadoes were forecast to develop across much of the eastern US on Tuesday, from the Gulf Coast to the Ohio Valley according to the National Weather Service.

The storms, which began on Monday, are expected to shift east on Tuesday, heading for the likes of Memphis, Tennessee, Washington DC and Baltimore, as well as the midwest and Gulf region.

Graig Graziosi2 April 2024 14:00

Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for parts of Kentucky, including Lexington

Lexington, Richmond, and Nicholasville, Kentucky, are all under a severe thunderstorm warning until 10:15am this morning.

The storms are part of a broader weather system that began dumping rain — and in some places sizable hail — across much of the eastern half of the US.

Graig Graziosi2 April 2024 14:36

WATCH: Rotating storms swirl over Missouri

Rotating storms swirl over Missouri
Graig Graziosi2 April 2024 15:05

Storm footage shows severe thunderstorm with frequent lightning this morning in Indiana

The storm system that began on Monday is moving across much of the eastern US today, bringing severe weather from the Gulf Coast to the midwest and the Ohio Valley.

Footage shared by WeatherNation on Twitter shows Bloomington, Indiana, as it was doused with rain during a thunderstorm earlier this morning. The constant crackling of thunder and rapid-fire flashes of lightning illustrate the severity of the storm.

Millions of Americans are under severe weather watches until later this evening as the storms continue to press across the nation.

Graig Graziosi2 April 2024 15:39

WATCH: Severe storms arrive late to Oklahoma

Severe storms arrive late to Oklahoma
Graig Graziosi2 April 2024 16:32

More than 14,000 customers without power in Memphis

Severe storms moving across the US today have left 14,000 Memphis Light, Gas, and Water customers without power, according to the company.

The bulk of the power outages began around 9am local time, when high winds cut off power for 38,000 customers. Crews worked through the morning to restore power, but thousands are still awaiting reconnection.

The company did not provide an estimate for when power will be restored, but told local broadcaster WREG that it was working to reconnect customers as soon as possible.

Graig Graziosi2 April 2024 16:56

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