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A woman was killed by a falling tree as storms hit the Midwest in the south

RISON, Ark. – A 20-year-old Arkansas woman was killed when a tree fell on her home as severe storms swept through the state and a possible tornado ripped off roofs from homes in Alabama, officials said.

The woman’s death occurred on Wednesday in the frame a storm that lasted several days this caused tornadoes, strong winds and huge hail in parts of the central and southern United States.

A possible tornado ripped off roofs on homes in a public housing development and littered cars with debris Wednesday night in rural Greene County, Alabama, about 90 miles (145 kilometers) southwest of Birmingham. Billy Hicks, who lives in the area, told WBMA-TV he was lying down when he heard a gust of wind that lasted only a few seconds.

“I got up and got dressed, put my shoes on when it was all over. I come to the side door and look across the street. I knew all of those houses were hit by something,” said Hicks, who got into his car to check on neighbors.

Authorities swarmed the area but found no one injured, said Zac Bolding of Greene County Emergency Medical Services.

“Most of the people we spoke to when we did a house-to-house search said they were in their bathroom or an interior hallway, so they listened to those warnings, and without that we would have, I think it’s a very different situation,” he said.

Michelle Light rescues belongings from her home at FM 2843 and Cedar Valley Road near Salado, Texas on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, a day after a tornado destroyed the home.
Michelle Light rescues belongings from her home at FM 2843 and Cedar Valley Road near Salado, Texas on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, a day after a tornado destroyed the home.
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In Arkansas, the woman died when a tree fell on her home in Rison just after 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, pinning her on the couch, Cleveland County emergency management coordinator Stephen McClellan said. Rison is approximately 55 miles (90 kilometers) south of Little Rock.

A day earlier, 23 people were injured in the central Texas city of Salado. The Fort Worth National Weather Service said Wednesday that the Twister was rated an EF3 with peak wind speeds of 165 mph.

Tornadoes were also reported on Tuesday parts of Iowa and Minnesota. Residents of the small farming community of Taopi in southeast Minnesota cleaned up after a devastating tornado destroyed half of the houses in the cityfell tall trees and left piles of rubble.

An EF2 class tornado with peak winds of 135 mph hit Taopi near the Iowa border late Tuesday night, ripping off the roofs of homes, overturning vehicles and downing power lines. There were no reports of serious injuries.

Volunteers came on Wednesday to help residents clear the debris in the community of about 80 residents. Family members sifted through debris looking for souvenirs.

“Half the city’s gone,” said city clerk Jim Kiefer. Of the 22 houses in Taopi, at least 10 are beyond repair due to missing roofs and walls, he said. Kiefer said his house was fine, but his mother’s house was a total loss.

“She won’t go home,” he said.

Likewise, A snowstorm hit North Dakota this weekClosing the state capitol, schools, government offices and some businesses for a third day on Thursday.

The National Weather Service’s snowstorm warning for much of the state and smaller parts of South Dakota and Montana remained in effect Thursday. More than a foot (30 centimeters) of snow fell in Bismarck, and about 2 feet (61 centimeters) in Dickinson and Glenburn.

“For the month of April it is not uncommon for it to snow. Now, snow of that magnitude — that’s something more unique,” said Rick Krolak of the Weather Service’s Bismarck Bureau.

https://nypost.com/2022/04/14/woman-killed-by-falling-tree-as-storms-hit-midwest-south/ A woman was killed by a falling tree as storms hit the Midwest in the south

DUSTIN JONES

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