The hardest hit cities were Marianna, Panama City and Fort Lauderdale. At least 87 thousand people remain without electricity.
Destructive tornadoes swept across the East Coast of the United States in the early days of 2024. The New York Post writes about this.
According to the publication, at least 4 people died, more than 87 thousand consumers were left without electricity. The hardest hit cities were Marianna, Panama City and Fort Lauderdale. Here the tornado hit structures, power lines and marine vessels.
Currently, authorities in the hardest-hit Fort Lauderdale say that there were no casualties as a result of the disaster and the damage was minor. At the same time, as the New York Post writes, photos and videos of a natural disaster appearing online, destroying everything in its path. Witnesses observed funnel clouds, waterspouts and damaging wind gusts.
Forecasters predict that weather conditions in Florida will worsen in the coming days. Another powerful storm is expected to move toward the eastern part of the country. Experts say the severe weather in South Florida is due to a strong winter storm system and an associated cold front that previously moved through the Tampa Bay region, causing persistent heavy rainfall.
Bad weather is raging in other states as well.
In the Sunshine region, emergency services received reports of bad weather, funnel clouds, flooding and damaging wind gusts.
In Miami, a tornado was recorded near the Federal Highway. The strongest thunderstorm winds reported were off Pine Island, Arizona. Its speed reached 52 miles per hour.
In the northeastern United States, the same winter storm brought heavy snowfall, with 6-12 inches of snow accumulation expected in parts of New England. Residents are urged to stay abreast of weather updates and take necessary precautions as the weather continues to change dynamically.
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