Epoch Times: A barrage of storms and tornadoes tore across Ohio and Indiana early on May 28, killing at least one person and injuring scores of others, as homes were left smashed and power outages affected thousands.
Forecasters said the storms were among 53 tornadoes that may have touched down during May 27 across eight states, stretching eastward from Idaho and Colorado. Media reports said that at least one tornado hit Dayton, Ohio, and at least two others touched down near the city, including one near the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
The extreme weather came as part of a series of storms that have ravaged the U.S. Midwest in recent days. High winds knocked houses off their foundations, toppled trees, and hurled so much debris that it could be seen on radar. Highway crews had to use snowplows to clear an interstate highway in Ohio. Some of the heaviest damage was reported just outside Dayton.
The National Weather Service said there was a risk of more extreme weather, including tornadoes and hailstorm in Kansas and other Midwest states. In the meantime, residents in Arkansas and Oklahoma braced for more record-breaking floods. The service also said that at least one of the tornadoes reached wind speeds of 140 mph. read more