Severe weather has been reported in several states of the United States. The storms have led to heavy rain, gusty winds, and tornadoes. Tornadoes were first spotted on 07th May in parts of Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio, and at least 20 tornadoes were reported in seven states. The tornadoes and storms have resulted in damage to homes and commercial buildings. One person was killed, and several were injured due to the tornado that hit Barnsdall and Bartlesville in Oklahoma on 06th May, and at least two people were killed after a tornado hit Tennessee on 08th May.

So What:

  • Two tornadoes were reported in Portage, leading to damage to infrastructure and disruption in power to more than 20,000 people.
  • A state of emergency has been declared for Kalamazoo, St. Joseph, Branch, and Cass counties of Michigan, Gaston County in North Carolina, and several counties in Oklahoma due to the severe weather.
  • Flooding, hail, and high winds are expected in Kentucky over the next few days, along with the possibility of tornadoes. The governor of Kentucky has urged residents to prepare for the severe weather.
  • The Maury County Office of Emergency Management has urged people to stay off the roads and to remain at home if possible.
  • Stormy weather is forecasted across the United States, with the eastern and southern parts facing the brunt of bad weather through the rest of the week. The cities likely to be impacted are Indianapolis, Memphis, Nashville, St. Louis, and Cincinnati. The weather is expected to clear over the weekend.
  • The risk of severe weather can lead to flight delays and cancellations.


The severe weather in parts of the United States has led to the destruction of infrastructure and severe disruptions. Disruptions are likely to continue as clean-up operations are ongoing. Severe weather is forecasted to continue for the rest of the week. Organizations are advised to remain updated on the weather alerts and advisories issued and prepare appropriate contingency plans.

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