Severe Storms Sweep Through Southern Region

Apr 24, 2020

On the evening of 22 April 2020, severe storms swept through the southern region of the U.S. In Onalaska, Texas, located approximately 75 mi (120 km) north of the city of Houston, a tornado struck at least four subdivisions — including Canyon Park and Yaupon Cove — and destroyed dozens of homes in the area. The tornado also caused widespread power outages in Onalaska and the neighboring town of Seven Oaks. Additionally, in the Fort Worth suburb of Mansfield, heavy rains caused flash floods and inundated dozens of homes. In Oklahoma, a tornado struck the town of Madill, located approximately 120 mi south of Oklahoma City, causing damage to several buildings, including a manufacturing plant and a supermarket. A total of five people were killed and approximately 30 others suffered injuries due to the severe storms. Meteorologists forecast that the threat of severe weather remains in Atlanta, Georgia’s state capital — along with the cities of Birmingham, Mobile and Montgomery in Alabama — through the evening of 23 April.

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