Florida and Georgia brace for severe thunderstorms and heavy rainfall

Florida and Georgia brace for severe thunderstorms and heavy rainfall

Strong to severe thunderstorms are expected to move east on May 14, 2024, affecting northern Florida and southern Georgia with damaging winds and heavy rainfall. Additionally, heavy to excessive rainfall is expected over northern Florida, potentially leading to flash flooding. Another wave of heavy rainfall is forecast to impact parts of eastern Texas and the Lower Mississippi Valley later this week, and rain falling on saturated soils will likely cause additional flash flooding.

Major flooding and mandatory evacuations in southeast Texas

Major flooding and mandatory evacuations in southeast Texas

Southeastern Texas experienced severe flooding this week, affecting areas from College Station to Houston. The flooding has led to the overflowing of rivers, including the Trinity and San Jacinto, causing significant disruptions and leading to urgent evacuations. Heavy rain and flooding continued into Friday, May 3, 2024.

Marietta tornado rated EF4, Oklahoma’s first violent tornado in 8 years

Marietta tornado rated EF4, Oklahoma’s first violent tornado in 8 years

The tornado that hit Marietta, Oklahoma at 23:08 CDT on April 27, 2024, was rated EF-4 by the National Weather Service (NWS), making it Oklahoma’s first violent tornado in nearly 8 years. This event resulted in one fatality and extensive structural damage across multiple counties.