A storm system that spawned dozens of tornadoes from Texas to Florida killed at least three people in Louisiana, where several homes were destroyed.
Heavy snowfall and strong winds meant more snow and ice storms across the northern Midwest from the Dakotas to Michigan. They caused trouble from Appalachia to New England.
US It may take days for the weather service to confirm whether the devastating winds were indeed a tornado, but the effects were clear in places like Caddo Parish, Louisiana, where a man went shopping and returned to find his mobile home missing . , With him, his wife and son.
The body of 8-year-old Nicholas Little was found in the woods. His mother, 30-year-old Yoshiko A. Smith’s body was later found under rubble.
In Union Parish, near the Arkansas border, a gym was busy with volunteers and survivors through donations of clothing. Farmville Mayor John Crow said an apartment complex, home to 50 families, was badly damaged. A mobile home park containing about 10 homes was swept away and about 30 homes were damaged along the D’Arbonne Lake shore.
Possible tornadoes also affected parts of New Orleans and neighboring areas. A woman was found dead and eight people were hospitalized with injuries in St. Charles Parish after a suspected tornado struck the community of Kelowna along the Mississippi River.
In Mississippi, a suspected tornado destroyed four poultry farms, Rankin County Sheriff Brian Bailey said. Mobile homes were vandalized at a park in Sharkey County.
Nearly 10,000 homes were without power in Louisiana and more than 100,000 in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan.