Washington: At least 11 people have lost their lives in a strong storm with strong winds, storms, and floods in the southern part of America. According to the news agency Xinhua, a police officer and a fire worker died and a man seriously injured in a car accident during a road accident in Lubbock, Texas on Saturday.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said on Saturday that a man was swept away by the flood waters while trying to get his truck stuck in the flood. According to local media, an elderly couple was found dead near their trailer in Louisiana on Saturday and another person died after a truck overturned in Iowa. Thousands of people from Texas to Ohio were affected due to disrupted power supplies.
Some highways were closed due to flooding in Oklahoma and Arkansas. According to the online flight tracking website of the Chicago Department of Aviation, more than 1,200 flights were canceled at 2 international airports in Chicago. The Meteorological Department has forecast that many rivers have reached or near the flood level and heavy rains may cause flooding in the area again.