At least 32 dead after severe thunderstorms and storms in the United States

At least 32 dead after severe thunderstorms and storms in the states- United


Tornadoes and severe thunderstorms that swept through several US states over the weekend killed at least 32, authorities said.

Tennessee was particularly hard hit with 15 severe weather-related deaths , the southern state's emergency management agency reported on Sunday.

Nine people notably lost their lives in McNairy County east of Memphis, while two children and an adult were killed in Memphis even when trees fell on homes, local police said. AFP.

The victims in Tennessee join the 17 others recorded in the states of Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, in the south, as well as those of Illinois and Indiana, in the north of the country, and Delaware on the east coast.

“We are working closely with the State of Indiana and other affected states as they assess the damage and we stand ready to respond to any additional requests for federal assistance,” US President Joe Biden said on Sunday. who also expressed his support for the victims and their families.

Wherever thunderstorms and tornadoes have struck since Friday, residents must now deal with the damage: overturned cars, uprooted trees, broken telephone poles or gutted houses.

Tornadoes, meteorological phenomena as impressive as they are difficult to predict, are common in the United States, especially in the center and the south of the country.

A week ago, a tornado swept through Mississippi, killing 25 people and causing extensive property damage. President Biden visited the site on Friday.

In December 2021, about 80 people lost their lives after tornadoes struck Kentucky.