The weekend swept 17 of the tornado: there are victims (video)

Saturday in the Midwest of the country there was a strong «storm attack», in which there were at least 17 tornadoes, including the big ones that destroyed the home in Jonesboro (Arkansas). Affected about six people.

A tornado landed at about 17 PM local time and caused significant damage to the Mall at Turtle Creek in Jonesboro. Most of the shops were closed because of the pandemic, COVID-19.

«At 17 o’clock in the evening on Saturday this place would be a mess, told Fox News the representative of local fire protection Jeff Presley. Is a hidden blessing.»

Unreal up close footage from Said Said in Jonesboro. He owns the Triple S Phones shop and stated the tornado came VERY quick.

Scary footage. I can’t imagine. @ReedTimmerAccu @JimCantore #arwx

— Zachary Hall (@WxZachary) March 28, 2020

According to the National weather service, a tornado damaged hangars at the municipal airport Jonesboro.

Severe weather conditions led to power outages in some parts of the city, home to about 75,000 people. Debris blocked some roads.

My moms house and neighborhood in Jonesboro, AR…. #jonesboro #jonesboroar #tornado

— Alicia Kimbrough❤ app (@_aliirenee) March 29, 2020

Jonesboro mayor Harold Perrin issued an order on a curfew at 19.00 and urged people not to drive on the streets. But Arkansas, a tornado has been registered in eight States, including Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, and Wisconsin.

The storm system that caused tornadoes, also brought heavy rain to the region extending from Iowa to Pennsylvania and the snow in the area between Colorado and Minnesota. The rain has led to flash flooding in some areas, Cleveland (Ohio).

Tornadoes are formed when rising warm, moist air meets with cooler air, creating atmospheric instability. Changes in direction and wind speed, known as wind shear, combined with the instability create a rotating funnel.