After a powerful tornado tore through the nation, killing at least three people and injuring dozens more, first responders in the US state of Arkansas combed through the debris in quest of additional victims.
On Saturday, the twister overturned cars, toppled trees, and severed power lines in addition to ripping off the roofs and walls of numerous structures.On Friday, a wave of exceptionally warm weather moved across a large portion of the country, posing a threat of tornadoes and thunderstorms from Texas to the Great Lakes.
Jim Pirtle, the director of emergency management for Sullivan County, Indiana, reported that the storm killed three people there.
One person was killed and 28 others were hurt when a storm in northern Illinois tore off the roof of a theatre while a heavy metal performance was going on.Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders reported that two deaths in Arkansas happened in Wynne, which is located about 100 miles (160 km) east of Little Rock.As of Friday night, none of the more than 30 people who were taken to hospitals in the Little Rock region had passed away, according to Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott Jr. He added that the tally was still incomplete.
Scott said at a news conference, “It is genuinely by the grace of God that we have not encountered any fatalities to date.
A section of western Little Rock, which is home to 2,100 residents, was one of many areas that suffered damage, according to Assistant Police Chief Andre Dyer.Two states away in Belvidere, Illinois, a riverside town near the border with Wisconsin, one person died and 28 others were rushed by ambulance to area hospitals, five with serious injuries, Fire Chief Shawn Schadle told reporters.According to Schadle, about 260 people attended the performance at the Apollo Theater in the city, which featured Morbid Angel as the headliner as part of the band’s Tour of Terror.
Concertgoer Gabrielle Lewellyn told WTVO news that when the roof collapsed, people sought refuge in the basement.
According to Lewellyn, who was unharmed, some people sprinted to lift the portion of the ceiling that had fallen and pull people out of the debris.”They pulled someone from the wreckage. And I told him as I sat next to him and held his hand, “Everything will be okay.” Lewellyn said, “I didn’t really know much else to do.
President Joe Biden was touring the damage left by a significant storm that struck the state of Mississippi last week when the erratic weather struck.
A deadly tornado that wreaked havoc on the 400 homes in the Mississippi village of Rolling Fork and killed 25 people was brought on by the cluster of thunderstorms. There was one fatality in Alabama, which is nearby.
As millions of people were advised to prepare for massive storms that were brewing over at least 15 states in the Midwest and southern US, Bident pledged to reconstruct in Mississippi.