Tornadoes Hit Southern US Killing At Least 33 – Photos

(CNN)-A storm system that caused the deaths of at least 32 people and ripped apart homes in the South, and downed trees and power lines along much of the East Coast was largely a fresh and scary memory Monday night.

From Texas to South Carolina, reports of at least 40 tornadoes spanned more than 1,200 miles, the National Weather Service said Monday.Radar data from the weather service suggests some tornadoes in Mississippi were on the ground for more than an hour and might have tracked at least 100 miles.

The system tore the roofs off many houses and killed people in six states before lashing other homes as it moved up the East Coast knocking trees onto roads and knocking out power to many.

A car is partially covered by the debris of a house torn apart in Livingston, South Carolina.In the South there was extensive damage in some areas.In Mississippi, at least 11 people were killed, the state’s Department of Emergency Management said.

At least nine people were killed in storm-related incidents in South Carolina, the state’s governor Henry McMaster announced Monday. One of those killed was a security guard at a BorgWarner plant in Seneca.

Five people in South Carolina’s Hampton County were killed in the early morning hours Monday, according to a Susanne Peeples, director of the county’s emergency management department.

In Georgia, eight people were killed — including five people in Murray County and one man in Cartersville, local officials said.At least one house in Upson County, Georgia, was picked up and moved by the storm, CNN affiliate WSB reported Monday.

And in Arkansas, one person was killed after a tree fell on a home in Jefferson County, county emergency management director Karen Blevins said.

North Carolina also reported one death. Gov. Roy Cooper said a Davidson County woman died when a tree fell on her home. There were two deaths in Tennessee, according to officials.

Now states already grappling with the coronavirus pandemic are trying to recover from this outbreak of storms.

Emergency officials told residents that sheltering from the storms takes priority over the social distancing guidelines in place to slow the spread of coronavirus.

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency emphasized that people should have a safe place to go — and if that’s a public shelter, to continue practicing social distancing.

“If you go to a public shelter please wear a mask, bandana, or scarf around your nose and mouth,” MEMA tweeted.

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards went to see tornado damage in Ouachita Parish. He wore a mask and kept his distance from the people who were dealing with damaged or destroyed homes.

“And it’s always a delicate balance because I saw people who were out working hard already to get past the tornado damage and I saw some people in some homes that were obviously not going to be habitable tonight, or anytime soon,” but he couldn’t talk to them, the governor said.

In Photos: First 2015 Tornadoes Hit Arkansas And Oklahoma

This aerial photo shows storm damage of the River Oaks Mobile Home Park in Sand Springs, Okla., on Thursday, March 26, 2015. The first batch of severe weather in this year's tornado season devastated the mobile home park, as storms across the area damaged buildings, tore off roofs and left debris strewn across roads. (AP Photo/Tulsa World, Tom Gilbert)
This aerial photo shows storm damage of the River Oaks Mobile Home Park in Sand Springs, Okla., on Thursday, March 26, 2015. The first batch of severe weather in this year’s tornado season devastated the mobile home park, as storms across the area damaged buildings, tore off roofs and left debris strewn across roads. (AP Photo/Tulsa World, Tom Gilbert)

Reuters reported that about 15,000 homes and businesses in Oklahoma and Arkansas were without power on Thursday after tornadoes touched down in the states a day earlier, leaving at least one person dead and scores of structures damaged.

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Video: Another Tornado Hit Kedah (Nov. 12, 2014)

Kedah was hit by another tornado today.

It was reported that this tornado was the fourth tornado that hit Kedah after the Pendang incident.

Photos, Video: Tornado-Like Wind Hit Pandamaran, Klang

A screengrab from a viral video of the "twister" in Klang. (The Star)
A screengrab from a viral video of the “twister” in Klang. (The Star)

NST reported that a severe thunderstorm and strong wind wreaked havoc in Pandamaran, damaging some 30 houses and apartment blocks.

A twister-like winds blew off roofs and uprooting trees around the area.

The thunderstorm also caused several boats at a jetty near Kunci Air Jalan Banting, Pandamaran to sink.

Several areas including Meru and Kampung Delek were flooded.

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Photos, Videos: Waterspout In Bintulu And Miri (Oct. 18, 2014)

Photo credit to UnReported News.
Photo credit to UnReported News.

A waterspout was seen in Bintulu, Sarawak along the Kidurong coast at about 10am on Saturday. 

Wikipedia wrote that waterspouts are non-supercell tornado over water; they are small and weak rotating columns of air over water and they do not suck up water.

The Star reported that an employee at Petronas’s Malaysia Liquefied Natural Gas LNG plant told The Star that the waterspout came close to the factory.

BERNAMA reported that the waterspout was also seen in Niah area of Miri.

There were also no reports of injuries or property damage in the incident.

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Photos and Videos: Tornado Hits Pendang, Kedah (Puting Beliung Melanda Pendang)

Photo credit to kerabubersuara
Photo credit to kerabubersuara

Berita Harian reported that least 15 houses in Pendang and Taman Sri Kota in Kuala Kedah were damaged by a tornado at about 4 p. m. today, during a heavy rain.

Among the affected areas are Kampung Alor Besar in Pendang and Taman Sri Kota in Kuala Kedah.

A report from NST says that:

“A source at the Meteorology Department confirmed that it was a landspout which can occur in instances of strong winds. A landspout is similar to a waterspout. The only difference is that it occurs over land” – NST

Landspout  a kind of tornado not associated with the mesocyclone of a thunderstorm.

Nobody was reportedly injured during the incident.

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Eastern States Tornado and Thunderstorms Killed 5 – Photos

Severe thunderstorms swept through several Eastern states.

At least five people were killed; four of them were killed after a tornado destroyed homes in upstate New York.

The disaster also destroyed and damaged a lot of houses and caused a power cut off to nearly 200,000 people.

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Photos Of Tornadoes Hitting Saskatchewan

A Twitter photo of a tornado near Kenaston, Sask. Tornadoes reportedly passed close to several Saskatchewan towns on July 6. Twitter/@PQuinlanGlobal photo
A Twitter photo of a tornado near Kenaston, Sask. Tornadoes reportedly passed close to several Saskatchewan towns on July 6. Twitter/@PQuinlanGlobal photo

A tornado touches down near Outlook, Sask., on Saturday, July 5, 2014. Residents in parts of Saskatchewan ran for cover, stared in awe or jumped in their trucks to follow what Environment Canada says were several tornadoes that hit Saturday. The agency issued tornado warnings for numerous areas in south-central Saskatchewan Saturday afternoon, and said there were tornadoes reported near Outlook and Kenaston. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Jessica Kubashek
A tornado touches down near Outlook, Sask., on Saturday, July 5, 2014. Residents in parts of Saskatchewan ran for cover, stared in awe or jumped in their trucks to follow what Environment Canada says were several tornadoes that hit Saturday. The agency issued tornado warnings for numerous areas in south-central Saskatchewan Saturday afternoon, and said there were tornadoes reported near Outlook and Kenaston. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – Jessica Kubashek

A tornado touches down in Saskatchewan on July 5, 2013.
A tornado touches down in Saskatchewan on July 5, 2013.

A tornado touches down in Saskatchewan on July 5, 2013.
A tornado touches down in Saskatchewan on July 5, 2013.

A tornado touches down in Kenaston, Sask., on July 5, 2013.
A tornado touches down in Kenaston, Sask., on July 5, 2013.

A tornado touches down north of Kenaston, Sask., on July 5, 2013.
A tornado touches down north of Kenaston, Sask., on July 5, 2013.

A tornado touches down near Kenaston, Sask., on July 5, 2013.
A tornado touches down near Kenaston, Sask., on July 5, 2013.

In Photos: Midwest Tornadoes

Reuters reported that, the city of Washington, Illinois, was hard-hit by what the National Weather Service called a “large and extremely dangerous” tornado, with photos showing buildings reduced to rubble and homes torn in half in the city of 15,000 people some 145 miles southwest of Chicago. 

U.S. weather officials said that a fast-moving storm system spawned multiple tornadoes in Illinois and Indiana, threatening some 53 million people across 10 Midwestern states on Sunday

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Photos: 5 Dead In May 31 Oklahoma City Area Tornado

Cars that were damaged by a tornado in parking lot at Canadian Valley Technical Center on State Highway 66, west of Banner Road, Friday May 31, 2013 in El Reno, Okla. (AP Photo/The Oklahoman, Jim Beckel)
Cars that were damaged by a tornado in parking lot at Canadian Valley Technical Center on State Highway 66, west of Banner Road, Friday May 31, 2013 in El Reno, Okla. (AP Photo/The Oklahoman, Jim Beckel)

Tornadoes slams Oklahoma City and its suburbs during the evening rush hour on Friday, May 13, 2013.

Moore had limited damage from this storm activity.

Five people were killed and more than forty people were being treated for storm-related injuries.

At least three major tornadoes had touched down and according to a meteorologist for the National Weather Service, Tim Oram, it was difficult to know exactly how many tornadoes had touched down.

The disaster caused havoc on Interstate 40 and people were trapped  in their vehicles.

Part of the streets were flooded to a depth of 4 feet.

According to Betsy Randolph, spokeswoman for the Oklahoma Highway Petrol, a mother and baby were killed on Friday while traveling on Interstate 40, just west of Oklahoma City, when their vehicle was picked up by the storm and they were sucked out of it.

Amy Elliott, a spokeswoman for the state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner said that two of the five deaths in Oklahoma on Friday occurred in Union City and one was in El Reno, in rural areas west of Oklahoma City.

Television images showed downed power lines and tossed cars as the storm systems dumped at least 3 inches of rain, stranding motorists in flood water.

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