A deadly storm system moving through the central and southern USA has dumped a thick blanket of snow on parts of Minnesota, Wisconsin and South Dakota and left parts of MI an icy mess.
The National Weather Service has confirmed tornadoes touched down during a severe weather outbreak in the Carolinas.
Severe storms have blown down trees, caused airport delays and knocked out power to tens of thousands in North and SC. He says more than a foot was possible by early Monday in the communities of Ishpeming and Negaunee, which are west of Marquette. Duke Energy reported about 2,100 customers without service, most in Lancaster and Fairfield Counties.
The weather service in SC said an EF-0 tornado hit Lexington and an EF-1 hit Irmo. Duke Energy said about 43,000 customers lacked power in North Carolina, and another 9,000 in SC.
Around the area, 22 inches of snow was reported in victor as of 3 p.m. Sunday, with 15.6 inches reported in Huron, 14.1 inches in Burke, along with 16.5 inches in Kennebec, according to the NWS. Weaker tornadoes like EF0 or EF1 tend to do light to moderate damage like peeling up roofs, broken branches, overturning mobile homes, and windows and glass broken.
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There were also cases in Connecticut, New York, Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, Virginia and Washington state. People generally get sick from Shiga toxin-producing E.coli around 3 to 4 days after ingesting the germ.
Since 10 p.m. Friday, Wisconsin Public Service crews have restored power to about 24,000 customers in northeastern and north central Wisconsin, said Matt Cullen, senior communications specialist. The biggest problems were in Guilford and Mecklenburg counties.
About half of San Diego County, from the mountains east to the Imperial County line, was to be affected by the watch, the weather service said.
Duke had about 2,300 customers without service in SC.
Rockingham County Emergency Services Director Rodney Cates said his main message to county residents is to stay away from the affected areas. The biggest problems were in Lexington and Richland counties.