The death toll from a series of devastating storms that have hit the US has risen to 13 as the Midwest and South clear and the West Coast tries to dig out the snow.
Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear announced on Saturday that five people were killed in multiple counties on March 4 due to severe weather, including high winds. An additional person died indirectly.
More than 300,000 people in Kentucky and Michigan have been shrouded in darkness since Sunday, according to the storms. Power failure.us.
In Southern California, residents and visitors wrote “help us” in the snow as they have been trapped in the snow for more than a week.
“It still feels helpless, and it’s kind of a frustrating kind of helplessness,” said a man trapped in the mountains of San Bernardino for nearly two weeks.
In Southern California, residents and visitors resorted to writing SOS messages in the snow as they have been stuck for more than a week
A tree has been completely uprooted in Morgan County, Alabama by the storms
Spectators view the boats and dock damage at 121 Safe Harbor Pier in Lewisville, Texas, Friday
Last week, winds in Kentucky reached up to 75 miles per hour in Kentucky, causing widespread devastation.
According to Beshear, most of the damage was to trees and power lines.
As of Sunday, more than 216,000 residents are still without power, and Beshear warned on Saturday it could take days to restore power. Likewise, Michigan still has nearly 110,000 without power as of Sunday.
“Very significant widespread damage and it will take days to get power back in places,” Governor Beshear said Saturday at a press conference.
The governor described the strong winds by explaining that some residents of Franklin County – located between Lexington and Louisville – could “feel the walls moving.”
Beshear declared a state of emergency on Friday because of the weather.
Millions of Americans are still dealing with weather warnings as high winds, snow, tornadoes and thunderstorms continue to threaten states.
The storms have devastated states, among other things Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia and the Carolinas.
As of Thursday, seven tornadoes have been reported in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas.
Arkansas has also seen more than half a foot of rain, and Oklahoma and Ohio were warned of flooding on Friday.
Winds in Texas ripped the roof off a grocery store north of Dallas, while winds of 80 miles per hour were recorded near Fort Worth.
Residents of a nearby apartment complex also reported that their roof had been lifted by the wind.
“The whole building started shaking… The whole ceiling is gone,” said a neighbor told KDFW TV. “It got really crazy.”
A car parked in Red Bank, Tennessee, is seen under a fallen tree after storms on Friday
Some areas of San Bernardino County received more than four feet of snow during the recent Snow Round
Residents wait in line to get food after feet of snow fall in Crestline, California
Temps in the United States vary drastically from negatives in the Dakotas to the mid-70s in Texas and surrounding states
Barbara Buckner looks over her home that was destroyed by a tornado in Norman, Oklahoma
San Bernardino County firefighters have been working to excavate residents
Cars carefully navigate fallen trees and power lines on Chestnut Blvd. in Selma, Alabama
Another tree was completely ripped from the ground in Alabama during the recent series of storms that hit the area, including tornadoes
A vehicle drives down a road as hail and rain fall during a winter storm that blanketed the region in Redondo Beach, California
The Santa Clara River overflowed due to heavy rainfall, washing away more than 50 meters of land and several mobile homes
Southern California has seen little relief from a series of storms that have plagued the area for weeks
Another photo shows the damage in Alabama from the storm
In Southern California, two teenage boys hiking in the San Bernardino mountains had to huddle for days after being stranded in the snow.
“They told us, ‘We were already convinced that we were going to die,'” Cesar Ramirez, the father of one of the two boys, told me. KTLA.
The area from which the boys were rescued has been ravaged by snow, with more than 50 centimeters falling in some places in the past week.
California officials estimate that as much as 10 feet (3 meters) fell during the storms.
Gov. Gavin Newsom has declared a state of emergency in 13 counties.
One of the 13 counties includes San Bernardino, where some residents have been stranded for nearly two weeks.
The snowfall completely closed off access to some roads and cut off power.
San Diego resident Kirk Taylor told me ABC 10 he has been at his family cabin in Running Springs since Feb. 20 with his wife and their two children.
Taylor said his family is prepared with gas and food, but others aren’t so lucky.
‘They have no gas, no gas for hot water. They’re kind of stuck,” he said.
Dawn Rowe, chair of the county board of supervisors, said the county has received hundreds of emergency calls over the past week, many from people looking for baby food or medicine.
This was an SOS message written in the snow
Mountains surrounding LA are covered in snow on March 2
‘They have no gas, no gas for hot water. They’re kind of stuck,” said San Diego resident Kirk Taylor, who has been trapped in the mountains with his family since Feb. 20.
Snow has completely buried some residents in the San Bernardino mountain region
Hundreds of first responders have been dispatched to assist with recovery efforts in Southern California
In a video posted to Twitter, a Lake Arrowhead resident begged officials to respond with resources including baby formula and insulin.
Hundreds of first responders have been dispatched to assist with recovery efforts in Southern California.
According to meteorologists, most ski resorts in Northern California have already seen more than 500 inches this winter.
The famous Mammoth Mountain is approaching 700 inches so far this season.
Overall, snow cover in California is at 189 percent of its current average.