Severe Weather Causes Thousands of Americans to Lose Power

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Severe Weather Causes Thousands of Americans to Lose Power

Severe Weather Causes , Thousands of Americans to Lose Power.

The past few days have brought deadly tornadoes and storms across the country, BBC reports.

Over Memorial Day weekend, at least 23 people were killed, and hundreds more were injured.

Approximately 200,000 people still have no power, BBC reports.

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Kentucky had the most outages, leaving over 80,000 homes without power.

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear has declared a state of emergency, referencing the "devastating storms that hit almost the entire state.".

Texas Governor Greg Abbott said that over a third of the state's counties were in a state of disaster from the extreme weather.

The National Weather Service (NWS) warns that severe weather may continue until May 29.

Flash flooding, "significant damaging wind and large hail" is expected throughout northern and central Texas, as well as southern Oklahoma.

Flash flooding, "significant damaging wind and large hail" is expected throughout northern and central Texas, as well as southern Oklahoma.

The East Coast, particularly New York to Maryland, could experience thunderstorms and heavy rain.

These disasters come as forecasters predict an "extraordinary" Atlantic hurricane season commencing in June.


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