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Arkansas storm knocks down tree and kills woman

A 20-year-old woman died in Arkansas after a tree fell on her home as severe storms battered the state and a possible tornado tore roofs off Alabama homes, reports said. authorities.

The woman’s death came amid a multi-day outbreak of severe weather on Wednesday that brought tornadoes, high winds and massive hail to parts of the central and southern United States.

A possible tornado ripped roofs off homes in a public housing community and pelted cars with debris Wednesday night in rural Greene County, Alabama, about 90 miles 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 only lasted a few seconds.

“I jumped up and put my clothes on, put my shoes on when it was all over. I went to the side door and looked across the street. I knew something hit all those houses,” said Hicks, who got into his car to look for neighbors.

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

“Most people we spoke to during a house-to-house search explained that they were in their bathroom or in an internal hallway, so they listened to these warnings. Without that, I think we would have been in a very different situation.”

As for the death in Arkansas, the woman was killed when a tree collapsed on her Rison home shortly after 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, couch-locking her, the Cleveland County emergency management coordinator said. , Stephen McClellan. Rison is about 90 kilometers south of Little Rock.

The National Weather Service blizzard warning for much of the state and smaller sections of South Dakota and Montana remained in effect Thursday. More than 1 foot (30 centimeters) of snow fell in Bismarck with about 2 feet (61 centimeters) in Dickinson and Glenburn.

Source: Publimetro

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