Twisters Target 30M In Heartland, From Texas To Chicago

  • A severe weather outbreak is underway across America’s heartland, with supercells producing at least one tornado in the western suburbs of Little Rock, Ark., but the FOX Forecast Center warns the danger is only increasing for storms.
  • The overall severe weather threat covers 87 million people across 23 states. But about 3 million now reside inside the SPC’s High/Extreme Risk zone, which is reserved for only the most dire of severe weather events.
  • The SPC describes the severe potential in such High Risk areas as “widespread severe storms expected with tornadoes long-lived, very widespread and particularly intense.” Cities in that risk zone include Memphis, Davenport and Iowa City in Iowa, and Moline, Ill.
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