Thousands of people in Dallas could be in the dark for days

Communities from Texas to New York braced Tuesday after a devastating holiday weekend brought tornadoes, storm surges and heavy rain that killed at least 24 people and left hundreds of thousands without power.

The severe weather is far from over in Texas, including the Dallas-Fort Worth area, which was rocked by storms early Tuesday that knocked out power, downed trees, saw damaging hail and left the area in disarray.

More than 1 million Texas homes and businesses were without power Tuesday afternoon, according to resistance.USAnd officials warn it will be days before the lights – and air conditioning – come back on.

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said the power issue will be a “multi-day” situation.

Tuesday’s storms in North Texas come days after the holiday weekend killed at least seven people in nearby Cook County.

Memorial Day brought heavy, driving rain with very little visibility Iowa, social media videos show. Hail the size of golf balls was seen pelting vehicles in Oak Cliff, Dallas.

Video on social media showed strong winds and heavy rain in Louisville, Texas, about 28 miles north of Dallas.

An American Airlines flight was pushed from the gate at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport by strong winds, an airport spokesman confirmed.

Hail was so strong Monday in Hurst, Texas, in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, that it cracked the roof of a Walmart store and prompted shoppers to use nearby items for shelter, according to videos uploaded to Instagram.

Royce City Methodist Church in Rockwall, Texas, east of Dallas, was struck by lightning.

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“There were no injuries and the building is a total loss,” said Rockwall Fire Department spokeswoman Arianna Kistner.

About 40 miles away in Frisco, two neighboring homes were struck by lightning on Tuesday, resulting in severe damage to one and moderate damage to the other, according to the local fire department. There were no injuries or fatalities.

Harmful weather is prevalent across the region and across many parts of the country. National Weather Service offices in Kentucky and Arkansas Sent teams to survey the wreckage of deadly holiday storms. They found damage similar to an EF3 strong tornado — the third highest rating Improved Fujita Hurricane intensity is measured by wind speeds of 165 miles per hour.

office in Paducah, Kentucky, said that Consult with experts Winds of 166 to 200 mph are the second highest rating for locally determining whether a tornado should be classified as an EF4.

Drone camera footage showed its full extent Storm damage in Paragold, ArkansasHouses had lost their roofs and some structures were almost completely demolished.

The Weather Service’s Damage Assessment Team in Louisville, Kentucky, Confident Two EF1 tornadoes touched down Sunday, with winds up to 90 mph.

Throughout the week and beyond, the first signs are emerging that this busy and historic hurricane season — 461 tornado reports in May — may be slowing down.

The extreme heat that has seen much of Texas and the Gulf Coast reach triple-digit temperatures over the past few days is finally abating. Service said.

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