Storms continue to bear down on the US as more than a dozen people have died across the country
The number of dead from the series destructive storms The U.S. death toll has risen to 13 as the Midwest and South clear up and the West Coast struggles to clear the snow.
Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced Saturday that five people died in several counties on March 4 as a result of severe weather, including high winds. Another person died indirectly.
As of Sunday, the storms left more than 300,000 people in the dark in Kentucky and Michigan. Power outage.us.
In the South Californiaresidents and guests began to write “help us” on the snow. trapped for over a week feet of snow.
“I feel helpless, and it’s kind of a bad kind of helplessness,” said one man who had been trapped in the San Bernardino mountains for nearly two weeks.
In Southern California, residents and visitors sent SOS messages in the snow as they were trapped for more than a week
A tree is completely uprooted in Morgan County, Alabama due to storms
Onlookers look at damage to boats and a dock at Safe Harbor Pier 121 in Lewisville, Texas, on Friday
Last week, winds gusted to 75 miles per hour in Kentucky, causing widespread destruction.
Most of the damage was done to trees and power lines, Beshir said.
As of Sunday, more than 216,000 residents were still without power, and Bescher warned that it could take several days to restore power Saturday. Likewise, nearly 11,000 people were without power in Michigan as of Sunday.
Governor Beshear: “Widespread damage is very significant and it will take several days to restore power in some areas.” said On Saturday at the press conference.
The governor described strong winds, explaining that some residents of Franklin County, located between Lexington and Louisville, could “feel the walls moving.”
Beshear declared a state of emergency Friday because of the weather.
Millions of Americans remain under weather advisories as strong winds, snow, tornadoes and thunderstorms continue to threaten the state.
The storms wreaked havoc, including in the states Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia and the Carolinas.
Seven tornadoes have been reported since Thursday in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas.
Arkansas also received more than half a foot of rain, while Oklahoma and Ohio were under flood warnings Friday.
Winds in Texas tore the roof off a grocery store north of Dallas, while 80 mph winds were recorded near Fort Worth.
Residents of a nearby residential complex also reported that their roof was blown off by the wind.
“The whole building started shaking… The whole ceiling was gone,” said one neighbor told KDFW-TV. “It’s gotten crazy.”
A parked car in Red Bank, Tennessee is seen under a downed tree after Friday’s storm
In some areas of San Bernardino County, more than four feet of snow fell during the recent snowfall
Residents line up to get food after snow fell in Crestline, California
Temperatures in the United States range from sub-zero in the Dakotas to the mid-70s in Texas and surrounding states
Barbara Buckner looks at her home that was destroyed by a tornado in Norman, Oklahoma
The San Bernardino Fire Department worked to extricate residents
Cars carefully drive around fallen trees and power lines on Chestnut Boulevard. in Selma, Alabama
Another tree was completely uprooted from the ground in Alabama during recent storms that hit the region, including a tornado
A vehicle drives down a road with hail and rain during a winter storm that blanketed the region in Redonda Beach, California
Santa Clara River overflows due to heavy rains, washing away more than 150 feet of land and several mobile homes
Southern California has seen no relief from a series of storms that have battered the area over the past few weeks
Another photo shows damage in Alabama from the storm
In Southern California, two teenage boys hiking in the San Bernardino Mountains were forced to huddle for days after being stranded in the snow.
“They told us, ‘We were already convinced we were going to die,'” said Cesar Ramirez, the father of one of the two boys. KTLA.
The area where the boys were rescued was blanketed in snow, with more than 50 inches falling in some places over the past week.
California officials estimated 10 feet fell during the storms.
Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in 13 counties.
One of the 13 counties includes San Bernardino, where some residents have been stuck for nearly two weeks.
The snowfall completely blocked access to some roads and cut off electricity.
Kirk Taylor, a resident of San Diego, told about it ABC 10 he had been at his family cabin in Running Springs since February 20 with his wife and two children.
Taylor said his family was prepared with gas and food, but others were not so lucky.
“They have no gas, no gas for hot water. They seem to be stuck, he said.
Dawn Roe, chairwoman of the county’s board of supervisors, said the county has received hundreds of 911 calls in the past week, many from people looking for baby formula or medicine.
It was an SOS message written in the snow
On March 2, the mountains around Los Angeles are covered in snow
“They have no gas, no gas for hot water. They’re kind of stuck,” said San Diego resident Kirk Taylor, who has been stuck in the mountains with his family since Feb. 20.
Snow completely buried some residents in the San Bernardino mountain area
Hundreds of emergency responders have been dispatched to help with recovery efforts in Southern California
In one video posted on Twitter, an Arrowhead Lake resident pleaded with officials to respond with resources, including baby formula and insulin.
Hundreds of emergency responders were dispatched to help with recovery efforts in Southern California.
Most ski resorts in Northern California are already seeing more than 500 inches this winter, according to meteorologists.
The famous Mammoth Mountain is approaching 700 inches this season.
Overall, California’s snowpack is 189 percent of average for today.