23 Tornadoes Hit the South, Midwest in 24 Hours, More Dangerous Weather Is on the Way

John Paluska | ChristianHeadlines.com Contributor | Wednesday, May 5, 2021
A tornado, tornadoes hit the South and Midwest of the U.S.

23 Tornadoes Hit the South, Midwest in 24 Hours, More Dangerous Weather Is on the Way

At Least 23 tornadoes ravaged the South and Midwest on Tuesday, causing property destruction across the region.

CBN News reports that people's homes were destroyed as tornadoes struck Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, Kentucky, and Colorado. Multiple people were also killed.

Among the dead was a 55-year-old woman in Georgia who died when a tree smashed into her home. Another Georgia man was killed as powerlines and a tree fell onto his car.

According to WKRN, more than 30 homes were destroyed in Kentucky, and downed trees and powerlines caused "significant damage," according to Kentucky officials. The Kentucky Tornado touched in Tompkinsville. One woman lost her house. It was the first new house she had purchased in 40 years.

The Associated Press reports at least three people were killed.

Intense storms are also currently hitting the South. Parts of Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia and Tennessee are all currently at enhanced risk for dangerous weather, the Storm Prediction Center reports. "We'll see all three threats as far as hail, wind and tornadoes on Tuesday," said Mike Edmonston, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Mississippi.

ABC News reports that 46 million people are still under a tornado watch. The tornadoes came as the month of April had the fewest number of tornadoes in 21 years. They also remind people that May is tornado season, and more tornadoes could be on the way.

In a bizarre coincidence, 23 tornadoes also hit the South just a month and a half ago, with six people reported dead. Seventeen of the tornadoes hit Alabama and killed five people. Three of the five deaths were from the same family, where a 13-year-old girl lost her mother and grandparents to a tornado. In Georgia, the tornadoes also caused extensive damage. In one of the states, one of the tornadoes ravaged the countryside for 100 miles.

Photo courtesy: Getty Images/Mike Hollingshead, this is a stock photo.

John Paluska has been a contributor for Christian Headlines since 2016 and is the founder of The Washington Gazette, a news outlet he relaunched in 2019 as a response to the constant distribution of fake news.