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A broad band of the nation was preparing Sunday for violent storms that could cause gusty wind gusts, hail and tornadoes, while scattered communities from Iowa to Texas and Louisiana woke up to damage caused by the last wave of anger.
"Tornado Alley is certainly waking up with a violent and significant weather," said Reed Timmer, Meteorologist at AccuWeather Extreme.
More than 1,500 flights were delayed or canceled at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport only on Saturday and Sunday due to weather conditions. More than 60,000 homes and businesses remained without power in Texas and Iowa on Sunday, compared with nearly 150,000 on Saturday night.
Other cities exposed to Sunday weather include Detroit, Chicago, Indianapolis, Toledo, Ohio and Paducah, Kentucky, AccuWeather said. But the dangers were even more widespread.
Wesley Mantooth raises a wooden chair by the window of his father Robert's house after a possible tornado in Abilene on Saturday, May 18, 2019. (Photo: Ronald W. Erdrich / Reporter-News, Abilene Reporter-News – USA TODA)
In Louisiana, a gas station and other buildings in and around Ville Platte were destroyed early Sunday by a possible tornado. emergency management officials reported. In nearby Mamou, a message on Facebook showed a ruined house that had been pushed on a highway by high winds, blocking the road completely.
"Yes, there is a whole house on the road Meg Cove in Mamou … Literally," said local resident Karoline Bieber Deshotels on Facebook. "The lady is fine, her house and car not so much."
A plethora of tornado reports began rolling Friday in Nebraska and Kansas. On Saturday, nearly a dozen were reported in Texas and Oklahoma. In Ballinger, Texas, a tornado reportedly razed several farms and other homes and uprooted century-old oaks, the Runnels County Register reported.
A few minutes later, a possible EF-2 tornado, with winds of up to 135 mph, was reported 250 miles north, near Geronimo, Oklahoma. At least two houses were destroyed in the tornado that occurred one day after employees of the county courthouse conducted a tornado exercise.
More tornadoes were scattered around both states later on Saturday, damaging buildings but not killing people.
Monday could be the worst, warn forecasters.
"Severe thunderstorms capable of causing all serious hazards, including strong tornadoes, are expected Monday in parts of the southern Plains," said the National Meteorological Service's Storm Prediction Center.
While Memorial Day weekend is fast approaching, look for a "death crest" of heat in the southeast, forecasters warned.
"Extreme heat and very dry conditions for an extended period of time." The average of days 6 to 10 is 8 to 20 ° F higher than normal in the overall average. " meteorologist Ryan Maue tweeted. "Huge signal for records – and a long time!"
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