Winter storms, tornadoes take toll on southern, central US

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A sprawling storm has hit the South with high winds and tornado warnings that blew roofs off homes, flipped over campers and tossed about furniture in Florida. Video above: Semitruck rolls over on highway in WisconsinAnother storm brought cities across the Midwest to a standstill with more than half of a foot of snow, as it heads to the Northeast. The National Weather Service says a storm with 55-mph wind and hail moved through the Florida Panhandle and into Alabama and Georgia by sunrise Tuesday, along with reports of radar-confirmed tornadoes. At least three deaths were reported. Farther west, up to a foot of snow could blanket a broad area stretching from southeastern Colorado all the way to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.Here is a compilation of dramatic footage of the storms from around the country:Crazy video shows hail in LouisianaMandeville, Louisiana, residents sent sister station WDSU wild videos of hail falling during Monday night’s severe storms.Two rounds of severe storms moved over the Northshore on Monday, causing some damage to areas like Abita Springs.Fatal crash closes highway in New MexicoAt least one person is dead after a multiple-vehicle crash on westbound Interstate 40 in eastern New Mexico.New Mexico State Police say there was a fatal crash at mile marker 291, east of Santa Rosa. It reports other people are injured but did not specify the extent of the injuries. State officers are still at the crash investigating. The westbound interstate closure was reported just before 11 a.m. Monday morning. Tornado touched down in Fort LauderdaleAlthough Palm Beach County Fire Rescue had no reports of damage or incidents following Saturday’s storms, there were some tense moments when some funnel clouds started to form in Florida.One funnel cloud was spotted in Martin County and a second funnel cloud was spotted in St. Lucie County. There were tornado warnings in Martin County and two in Palm Beach County, but fortunately, nothing materialized. Drivers stranded on highways after winter storm moves through NebraskaAfter a winter storm moved through Nebraska, drivers were stranded on state highways.A viewer sent sister station KETV videos of the conditions on Highway 81 and Highway 30 near Schuyler. Drivers were stranded on the “impassable” roadway due to snow and wintry conditions.On Monday, the Nebraska Department of Transportation closed Interstate 80 between Grand Island and Lexington due to “white out conditions,” according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation.The Nebraska State Patrol advised drivers to “park and wait out these dangerous weather conditions,” in a post on social media.Abandoned home collapses in New Orleans during severe weatherAn abandoned home in New Orleans collapsed during severe weather Monday, according to the New Orleans Fire Department. NOFD says no one was inside or injured when the collapse took place. “Right before that, I mean, there was thunder and lightning and then next thing you know, the building just found straight down. No one was over there. Two minutes prior, a car was parked over there,” said Olivia Labrador, who lives across the street and says she witnessed the collapse.School feeds dozens stranded from New Mexico winter storm Dozens were provided food and even shelter at a school after being stranded due to unsafe travel conditions in New Mexico.The Mosquero Municipal Schools will provide shelter for around 26 people after up to 80 were fed Monday afternoon. The school wrote that anyone who needs a place can travel to Mosquero School to get shelter or warm food.

A sprawling storm has hit the South with high winds and tornado warnings that blew roofs off homes, flipped over campers and tossed about furniture in Florida.

Video above: Semitruck rolls over on highway in Wisconsin

Another storm brought cities across the Midwest to a standstill with more than half of a foot of snow, as it heads to the Northeast.

The National Weather Service says a storm with 55-mph wind and hail moved through the Florida Panhandle and into Alabama and Georgia by sunrise Tuesday, along with reports of radar-confirmed tornadoes.

At least three deaths were reported. Farther west, up to a foot of snow could blanket a broad area stretching from southeastern Colorado all the way to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Here is a compilation of dramatic footage of the storms from around the country:

Crazy video shows hail in Louisiana

Mandeville, Louisiana, residents sent sister station WDSU wild videos of hail falling during Monday night’s severe storms.

Two rounds of severe storms moved over the Northshore on Monday, causing some damage to areas like Abita Springs.


Fatal crash closes highway in New Mexico

At least one person is dead after a multiple-vehicle crash on westbound Interstate 40 in eastern New Mexico.

New Mexico State Police say there was a fatal crash at mile marker 291, east of Santa Rosa. It reports other people are injured but did not specify the extent of the injuries.

State officers are still at the crash investigating. The westbound interstate closure was reported just before 11 a.m. Monday morning.


Tornado touched down in Fort Lauderdale

Although Palm Beach County Fire Rescue had no reports of damage or incidents following Saturday’s storms, there were some tense moments when some funnel clouds started to form in Florida.

One funnel cloud was spotted in Martin County and a second funnel cloud was spotted in St. Lucie County.

There were tornado warnings in Martin County and two in Palm Beach County, but fortunately, nothing materialized.


Drivers stranded on highways after winter storm moves through Nebraska

After a winter storm moved through Nebraska, drivers were stranded on state highways.

A viewer sent sister station KETV videos of the conditions on Highway 81 and Highway 30 near Schuyler. Drivers were stranded on the “impassable” roadway due to snow and wintry conditions.

On Monday, the Nebraska Department of Transportation closed Interstate 80 between Grand Island and Lexington due to “white out conditions,” according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation.

The Nebraska State Patrol advised drivers to “park and wait out these dangerous weather conditions,” in a post on social media.


Abandoned home collapses in New Orleans during severe weather

An abandoned home in New Orleans collapsed during severe weather Monday, according to the New Orleans Fire Department. NOFD says no one was inside or injured when the collapse took place.

“Right before that, I mean, there was thunder and lightning and then next thing you know, the building just found straight down. No one was over there. Two minutes prior, a car was parked over there,” said Olivia Labrador, who lives across the street and says she witnessed the collapse.


School feeds dozens stranded from New Mexico winter storm

Dozens were provided food and even shelter at a school after being stranded due to unsafe travel conditions in New Mexico.

The Mosquero Municipal Schools will provide shelter for around 26 people after up to 80 were fed Monday afternoon. The school wrote that anyone who needs a place can travel to Mosquero School to get shelter or warm food.

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