Weather News Update: Tornado in Illinois and Storm over central Atlantic—At least 8 dead from Tornado outbreak: 80 twisters touch down in several states leaving at least eight people dead and unleashing powerful winds that flattened entire neighborhoods.
According to the National Weather Service, two tornadoes were rated EF-4, the second-highest rating on the Fujita scale, based on damage.
The storm also slammed through parts of Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky as it made its way east into the mid-Atlantic states on Sunday night, CBSNews reported.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday declared disaster emergencies in seven counties. He lauded first responders for “working to exhaustion” to search for survivors and clear roads. And he vowed to work with the federal and local governments to expedite recovery, report said.
Subtropical Storm over central Atlantic
Subtropical storm “Melissa” over central Atlantic currently has sustained winds of 50 mph (85 km/h). Melissa is centered about 650 miles (1,045 kilometers) east-southeast of Bermuda and is moving northwest near 9 mph (15 kph) with a turn to the north expected early Tuesday and later another turn to the northeast.
Subtropical Storm Melissa will not impact the U.S. as it curves through the central & north Atlantic Ocean this week. Photo Credits: AP