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Sat Jan 11, 2020, 08:49 PM

Storms sweep southern US, Midwest as death toll rises to 11


By JUAN A. LOZANO
an hour ago

HOUSTON (AP) — Severe storms sweeping across southern portions of the U.S. and up into the Midwest were blamed Saturday in the deaths of at least 11 people, including two first responders, as high winds, tornadoes and unrelenting rain battered large swaths of the country.

Storm-related fatalities were reported in Texas due to icy weather, in Alabama from a deadly tornado and in Louisiana, where winds were so strong that a trailer home was lifted off its foundation and carried several hundred feet. A man drowned in Oklahoma and the storms even touched the Midwest with at least one death on an icy highway in Iowa. Hundreds of thousands of people were left without power from Texas to Ohio, parts of highways were closed in Oklahoma and Arkansas due to flooding and hundreds of flights were canceled at Chicago’s international airports.

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson declared a state of emergency to assist crews working to restore power around the state.

Two first responders were killed and another was critically injured in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday morning after they were hit by a vehicle while working the scene of a traffic accident in icy conditions, officials said.

Police Officer Nicholas Reyna, 27, who had been with the department for one year, died at the scene. Firefighter Lt. David Hill, 39, was taken to a local hospital where he later died. Firefighter Matthew Dawson, 30, was hospitalized in critical condition.

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Ice-storm warning here locally...

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Sat Jan 11, 2020, 08:53 PM

1. Must be all that Glo Bull Warming the left is always telling us about.

Hey dumbasses, Weather, Climate changes.

It always has and always will. If you think mankind is causing it them do your part and find something tall to jump off of.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Sat Jan 11, 2020, 08:57 PM

2. Yes

We had a whole row of the gutters on the north side of my house come off and my neighbor had a tree hit their barn. No one hurt though. It was over in about 5 minutes. Straight line wind, squall line at my place. 60+ mph winds for a hot minute.

Edit: three people died in my state and some dumba$$ still trolled James spann about breaking into the football game.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Sat Jan 11, 2020, 08:58 PM

3. ''Ice-storm warning here locally...'' tends to happen this time of the year. In 6 months lefties...

...will be complaining about how hot it is outside. SSDD.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Sat Jan 11, 2020, 09:06 PM

4. I hurt when I hear that. I know the horror of trying to survive in the aftermath.

Dirty, tired and cold, you want to go home, but home doesn't exist anymore. It's under water or reduced to a pile of broken pieces.

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Response to Thorson (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 11, 2020, 09:21 PM

5. I'm sorry to hear that you've had personal experience with this.

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Response to Grumpy Pickle (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 11, 2020, 10:16 PM

7. Thanks. My life had two halves, before and after.

Most of the city was destroyed leaving no place to go. All neighbors in the same situation.
I had to pull up my bootstraps and start over in a different city as did most of my friends.
Financial loss of house and possessions, loss of social contacts, going forward homeless and unknown.
I have a good life again now. I try to put it behind me but every time I read of a huge disaster, I feel what the people are going to be suffering in the aftermath.

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Response to Thorson (Reply #7)

Sat Jan 11, 2020, 11:54 PM

8. Glad you could re-group.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Sat Jan 11, 2020, 09:35 PM

6. Winter storms striking in...winter. How bizarre is that?

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