Tornado pushes eastward through the central United States, destroying homes, damaging vehicles and uprooting tree in it’s arise.
The storms bring a very strong wind and widespread flooding from the Upper Midwest to Appalachia. The area from Texas to the Canadian Maritime region has declared several emergencies as dangerous storm arrives.
City Public Safety official David Thomas said, the body of a 48-year old man was found floating in floodwaters Sunday in Kalamazoo.
In Kentucky, authorities said three people died. Two bodies were recovered from submerged vehicles in separate incidents.
The Logan County Sheriff’s Office told, about 20 miles away, Dallas Jane Combs, 79, died after a tornado destroyed her home.
The fifth death was in northeast Arkansas, where an 83-year old man was killed after high winds toppled a trailer home.
In Middle Tennessee, the National Weather Service on Sunday confirmed an EF-2 tornado with maximum winds of 193 kph hit Clarksville.
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Sandra Brandon said at least four homes are destroyed and dozens of others are damaged.
The governors of Missouri, Indiana and Illinois declared disaster emergencies. Flood watches and warnings spanned multiple states on Sunday morning, from Missouri to central Pennsylvania.
Wind gusts of up to 80 kph in places have downed power lines in several states hugging Lake Michigan. Consumers Energy said it was working to restore power to more than 20,000 customers across Michigan.
Police blocked one road in Chicago after a piece of metal ripped loose and dangled from a high-rise apartment.
The weather service said moderate flooding was expected along the Ohio River in Kentucky and Ohio, including in Cincinnati.