Updated on 01/14/2023 at 2:20 p.m
- In California, more violent storms are predicted after severe hurricanes.
- In the southeastern United States, rescue workers are looking for more victims from the devastating tornadoes.
In the usually sun-kissed California there is still no end in sight to the strong winter storms. “We’re not over the hill yet,” warned emergency services director Nancy Ward, according to the Los Angeles Times, with a view to the new, severe ones predicted storm: “The threat to communities remains, and the waters will continue to rise even after the storms have passed.”
According to media reports, at least 19 people have been killed in the west coast state, for example by falling trees or flash floods.
Search for victims in the southeastern United States
After the heavy ones Tornados with at least nine fatalities in the southeast of the USA The search for other possible victims and the clean-up work continue. In the hard-hit Autauga district in the state of Alabama, where seven people died, several residents were rescued unharmed from a damaged shelter, local media reported on Friday.
In the town of Selma, about 50 kilometers away, Mayor James Perkins called on volunteers to help clear away the rubble. According to the fire brigade, 25 people were injured in the city of around 17,000 inhabitants. But there were no deaths there. However, as in Autauga, dozens of buildings were destroyed or damaged.
The weather service counted tornado damage in 14 counties in Alabama and the neighboring state of Georgia, where two people died. According to the website poweroutage.us, around 20,000 households in both states were still without electricity on Saturday. (dpa/lko)
Updated on 01/14/2023 at 13:35
At least nine people have died in the series of tornadoes in the southeastern United States. The authorities fear that the number of victims could rise.