Eastern states rocked by disastrous Memorial Day weekend weather as Texas braces for more storms

Communities from Texas to New York braced Tuesday after a devastating holiday weekend brought tornadoes, storm surges and heavy rain that killed at least 24 people and left hundreds of thousands without power.

The severe weather isn’t over yet for Texas, which could see strong and damaging storms through Tuesday.

National Weather Service offices in Kentucky and Arkansas Teams were sent to examine the wreckage. They found damage similar to an EF3 strong tornado — the third highest rating Improved Fujita Hurricane intensity is measured by wind speeds of 165 miles per hour.

office in Paducah, Kentucky, said that Consult with experts Winds of 166 to 200 mph are the second highest rating for locally determining whether a tornado should be classified as an EF4.

Drone camera footage showed its full extent Storm damage in Paragold, ArkansasHouses had lost their roofs and some structures were almost completely demolished.

The Weather Service’s Damage Assessment Team in Louisville, Kentucky, Confident Two EF1 tornadoes touched down Sunday, with winds up to 90 mph.

Although some power outages were repaired, more than 200,000 power customers were without power across Texas and the Midwest, with 82,000 outages in Kentucky. PowerOutage.us.

There were ground stops Tuesday morning at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and Dallas Love Field Airport.

A ground stop at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport caused travel chaos over the holiday weekend, with airport delays reaching 5,000 at one point Sunday night, according to FlightAware.com. Suffering map.

Friday, the Transportation Safety Administration said An exciting day A record 3 million passengers were screened at US airports last year on Thanksgiving. AAA estimates that about 38 million drivers took to the roads over the weekend, also a record.

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Memorial Day brought heavy, driving rain with very little visibility Iowa, social media videos show. Golf ball-sized hail pelts vehicles in Oak Cliff, a suburb of Dallas, Texas.

Texas is facing “strong to severe” storms across much of the state Tuesday that could bring significant damaging winds and large hail, the weather service said in a forecast.

“Consolidating cells and sets of storms, particularly in areas west of Dallas-Fort Worth and north of Austin, are likely to have extreme rainfall rates capable of triggering multiple flash floods,” it said.

Thunderstorms and flash flooding could pose a risk from the Texas Panhandle to the Gulf Coast, the agency said in a note.

Hail was so strong Monday in Hurst, Texas, in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, that it cracked the roof of a Walmart store and prompted shoppers to use nearby items for shelter, according to videos uploaded to Instagram.

The extreme heat that has seen much of Texas and the Gulf Coast reach triple-digit temperatures over the past few days is finally abating. Service said.

Officials and neighbors in Jackson County, Colorado, where lightning killed rancher Mike Morgan and 34 of his cattle on Monday, said he will be “greatly missed.”

“It’s not just the family. It’s the broader community in Jackson County,” rancher Johnny VanWinkle told Denver’s NBC affiliate KUSA.

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