Extreme Weather 2021: Midwestern States Affected by Major Storms from ‘Bomb Cyclone’: More Storms Expected


Illinois, Kansas and Missouri experienced scattered tornadoes and severe storms on Sunday evening that severely damaged areas in the region.

The national weather service has confirmed that a tornado at an EF3 level and traveling at winds of 136-165 mph touched down just outside of St. Louis. There are reports of power outages, buildings with lost roofs and broken windows.

Ste. Genevieve County Emergency Management Director Felix Meyer said about 30 homes in St. Mary, Missouri – located about 55 miles southeast of St. Louis – were damaged and the St Mary Antique Mall was destroyed.

Thomas Page, mayor of Chester, Illinois, told NBC News the storms were “frightening and frightening” due to the rain and intense winds, but that he was grateful there was no immediate report. serious injury or death.

“Across Illinois, Kansas, and Missouri, trees have been cut down, broken and destroyed, along with power lines. Parts of Missouri, around St. Louis, have been particularly hard hit, ”Accuweather reported.

The west coast has been hit by heavy storms, high winds and record rainfall, as well as heavy snowfall in the Sierra Nevada.

Storms are still expected to pass through the United States and hit the east coast in areas like the Carolinas and parts of Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee on Monday and Tuesday.

Forecasters expect storms to hit Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, a northeast is about to strike New York City in Boston. Flash flood watches are in effect from Monday evening until Tuesday afternoon. New Jersey Governor Phil Muphy has called for a state of emergency.


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