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Tornadoes Across Midwest and South Kill 32 People as Residents Brace for More Extreme Weather

HeadlineApr 03, 2023

A series of severe storms fueled an estimated 11 tornadoes across the southern and midwestern U.S. over the weekend, killing 32 people. At least 1 million customers lost power. Homes, businesses and other structures were destroyed or badly damaged in states including Arkansas, Alabama, Indiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Iowa. An Arkansas high school teacher surveyed the damage in her classroom Sunday.

Lisa Worden: “Yeah, I’ve taught here 25 years, and this is my classroom. And when I walked out yesterday, I didn’t realize that would be the last time I would teach in this classroom. … We got out at 1:30, which was such a God blessing from our superintendent, because, otherwise, kids would have been on buses, and teachers would have still been here. And so, that would have been even more devastating.”

More severe weather in the affected regions is forecast this week, as scientists and the Biden administration warn such events are worsening in gravity and in frequency.

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