Unprecedented stretch of tornadoes and floods hit the US
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A tornado swept through Canton, Texas, Wednesday afternoon.
Jayne Carr took a video of the tornado as it moved through Canton at 5:02 p.m. local time. CNN Weather confirmed a tornado was in this area.
Watch her video below:
Carlos Moreno recorded this video of the tornado:
Brent Kay Maynard just shot video of a massive tornado as it hit Mabank, Texas, on Wednesday.
He had just walked out of a building when he saw the tornado from the parking lot of Mabank High School. CNN Weather confirmed a tornado was in this area.
He told his wife he loved her and he was coming home to the family as quick as he can.
Watch Maynard's video:
A public advisory was issued this morning after approximately 142,600 gallons of combined sewage was discharged into Lake Erie during last night’s heavy rain event, according to the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District.
The Sewer District’s Water Quality and Industrial Surveillance Department has posted signs at Edgewater Beach in Cleveland, advising beachgoers to avoid contact with the water.
Jenn Elting, a sewer district spokesperson, said water quality will be tested daily.
“We will continue to test water quality at the beach twice daily (normally it's each morning during beach season) until E. coli is at a safe level," Elting said in a statement. "Combined sewage isn’t the only cause of high bacteria at the beaches; rains will bring you non-point source pollution from stormwater runoff, wildlife at the beaches and wind/waves can kick up settled bacteria as well.”
A tornado that hit Linwood, Kansas, on Tuesday was rated an EF-4 by the National Weather Service.
The tornado was on the ground for nearly 32 miles and lasted 55 minutes. Peak winds were estimated at 170 mph.
Mayor Brian Christenson told CNN that dozens of homes on Linwood's outskirts are "all gone."
Tornadoes are measured on the Enhanced Fujita scale from 0 to 5 based on intensity and damage caused.
Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport announced on Twitter that its ramps — another term for passenger boarding area — were closed due to the extreme weather moving through the area.
Skylink, the airport's tram, is currently suspended as well.
The area is under a tornado watch through 8 p.m. local time tonight.
The number of people in a tornado watch area just doubled, with the National Weather Service alerting parts of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas with a watch that's valid through 8 p.m. ET tonight.
It includes nearly 12 million people, more than 3,000 schools and more than 200 hospitals.
A few tornadoes are likely, hail may reach the size of apples and people may see wind gusts up to 70 mph.