At least 15 dead as tornadoes and storms batter central US


At least 15 deaths have been reported as a series of severe storms and tornadoes battered the South and the Great Plains over Memorial Day weekend, leaving hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses without power, Report informs referring to NBC News.

Residents in Texas, Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri and Tennessee were hit with twisters, heavy winds and flooding in terrible conditions that began Saturday and moved into Sunday. Tornado watches and warnings were issued across multiple states Sunday night.

Nearly 355,000 customers were without power Sunday evening in Kentucky, Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee and Kansas, according to
Concerns about severe weather also delayed the 108th running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway by four hours. Spectators were asked to evacuate and take shelter; they were allowed back in after lightning cleared the area around 2 p.m. ET.