The tornado spawned by a huge storm system killed 3

The tornado spawned by a huge storm system killed 3

Updated on April 01, 2023 10:28 AM by Andrew Koschiev

On Friday, there were deadly tornadoes in the South and Midwest as monster storms tore through homes and shopping centers, overturned cars, and uprooted trees. In the Little Rock area, authorities report at least one death and two dozen injured, some critically. Wynne, in northeastern Arkansas, is also devastated, with two deaths, destroyed homes, and trapped residents.

The storm system threatened a wide swath of the country home to some 85 million people, bringing twisters, hail, wind-whipped grass fires, devastating hail in Illinois, and damaging hail in Oklahoma. One week after a deadly tornado struck Mississippi, President Joe Biden toured the aftermath and promised assistance.

The homes of many people were damaged

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It ripped through western Little Rock neighborhoods and ripped apart a Kroger grocery store. Upon crossing the Arkansas River, widespread damage was reported to homes, businesses, and cars in North Little Rock and surrounding areas. Authorities in Pulaski County confirmed a fatality in North Little Rock but did not provide details immediately.

According to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences spokesperson Leslie Taylor, the Medical Center in Little Rock was in a mass casualty mode, preparing for up to 20 patients. It was reported to KATV in the afternoon that 21 people had checked in with tornado-caused injuries at Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock, including five in critical condition.

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Tornadoes were approaching

In the evening, Mayor Frank Scott Jr. tweeted that 24 people had been hospitalized in the city after announcing that he was requesting the National Guard's assistance. Niki Scott, who lives in Little Rock, fled to the bathroom after her husband called to tell her a tornado was approaching. Her house was one of the few on her street that had not been hit by a tree when the tornado roared past, and she heard glass shattering as it passed.

As the tornado passed, Padilla and five bandmates were trapped inside the store, which was without electricity. They used flashlights on their phones to stay alive. According to poweroutage.us, which tracks outages, nearly 90,000 customers in Arkansas were without power. Warming will cause more supercell storms in southern states in the future, researchers warn.

There will be some rough weather on Tuesday

The wind gusts, up to 60 mph, fuel fast-moving grass fires in neighboring Oklahoma, where people in far northeast Oklahoma City were urged to evacuate, and Interstate 35 was shut down near Edmond. 

During the past few days, strong southerly winds have transported copious amounts of moisture from the Gulf of Mexico north, where it will interact with a developing storm system to create hazardous conditions. Next Tuesday is expected to be a rough day for Accuweather meteorologist Brandon Buckingham. He says the first ten days of April will be rough.

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