More than 30 killed by tornadoes in the southern United States

The death toll rises to 32 as tornadoes hit the South and Midwest U.S.


The death toll rose to 32 on Sunday after a series of Fierce storms and tornadoes will devastate communities in the South and Midwest of the United States as parts of the Southern Plains prepared for their own turn of evil. time.

Deaths have been confirmed in a wide range of states, with more deaths reported in Arkansas, Indiana and Tennessee, where the number of deaths in The entire state rose to 12 on Sunday after authorities will confirm three more deaths in Memphis.

Two children and an adult were found dead after police responded to calls about falling trees on houses, according to a press release from the Memphis Police Department.

Seven more people died in McNairy County, Tennessee, where the storm "completely wiped out our county," Sheriff Guy said Saturday. Buck as officials searched the collapsed buildings. At least four people have died in Wynne, Arkansas.

There have been at least five deaths in Indiana: three people were reported killed near Sullivan, according to state police, while the Department of Natural Resources confirmed two deaths at a camp in the McCormick's Creek State Park in Owen County.

Other deaths included four people who died in Illinois, including one who died after the roof of the Apollo Theatre in Belvidere was It collapsed Friday with more than 200 people inside, injuring more than 20. people.

Three people have died in Crawford County, Illinois, following the collapse of a residential structure, according to the Illinois emergencies.

State and local officials also reported the death of a person in each of the following locations: North Little Rock, Arkansas; Madison County, Alabama and Pontotoc County, Mississippi. At last the storm system left another person dead in Sussex County, Delaware, after a structure collapsed, according to the center of county emergency operations.

This Sunday, the threat will move to the southern plains, where nearly 13 millions of people in North Texas, including the Dallas-Fort area Worth, they face an increased risk of severe weather in the late afternoon. noon or early evening, according to the Center for Prediction of Storms.

The governors of Indiana, Iowa, Illinois and Arkansas have announced Emergency or disaster declarations in your states to help provide immediate aid to affected counties, and President Joe Biden issued a Major disaster declaration for Arkansas on Sunday.

The declaration frees up federal resources, White House says, to help those affected in Cross, Lonoke and Pulaski counties, which includes the City of Little Rock, where serious damage has occurred but has not been reported deaths. until Saturday afternoon.

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