At Least 15 Dead, 400,000+ Without Power as Severe Weather Hits Missouri, Arkansas, and Kentucky

More than 400,000 people across Missouri, Arkansas, and Kentucky are without power after severe storms and tornadoes swept through the region on Saturday and continued into Sunday. The violent weather has caused extensive damage to power lines and infrastructure, making power restoration efforts challenging. Additionally, at least 15 people have lost their lives due to the severe conditions.In Kentucky, Governor Andy Beshear confirmed that five people had died and that nearly 400,000 customers were without power as of Sunday morning. The state has declared a state of emergency, and power restoration is expected to take several days due to the widespread damage.

Arkansas has also been significantly impacted, with over 105,000 homes and businesses experiencing outages. Utility crews are working tirelessly to restore power amidst extensive tree damage and downed lines, particularly in central Arkansas.

Missouri reported similar challenges, with the storms causing widespread outages and damage. Emergency services are actively engaged in recovery operations across the affected areas.The severity of the storms has prompted emergency declarations and significant mobilization of resources to assist those affected. Residents are urged to stay cautious, especially around downed power lines and in areas with ongoing recovery efforts