At least 2 dead as severe weather hits the Plains; storms next headed to East Coast

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) —  At least two people are dead — one in Oklahoma and one in Iowa — after severe weather hit the Plains this week.Sixty tornadoes were reported across Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska within two days.The Southern Plains were hit hard over the past two days with 56 reported tornadoes, 230 damaging storm reports and almost 9 inches of rain in Oklahoma.Flash flood alerts stretch from Montana to Missouri on Wednesday morning with flood warnings mostly in Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri.The storm system that brought all the severe weather and flooding to the Plains on Tuesday will not move much, so it could bring more severe weather, including tornadoes, from Oklahoma to Missouri.Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Oklahoma; Wichita, Kansas; and Kansas City and Springfield, Missouri, are all at risk Wednesday for damaging winds, large hail and tornadoes.On Thursday, part of the storm system moves into the Northeast and brings a chance for severe weather for New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.The biggest threat will be damaging winds, but we can’t rule out a few tornadoes.At the same time, yet another storm system will move into the Plains from the west with more severe weather from Texas to Missouri, including damaging winds, large hail and tornadoes.More rain is expected in the Plains and parts of the Midwest over the next couple days, with some areas in Kansas and Missouri getting an additional 4 to 6 inches of rain and possible flooding.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Could sarnie be sign of the Apocalypse?

first_imgIs the coming of the Apocalypse going to be triggered by some baker Beelzebub? Thus pondered one dumbstruck Fox News host Shepard Smith, who ominously met news of the latest sarnie innovation a bacon and cheese donut burger by saying: “There are signs of the Apocalypse. I mean, you hear about them. This may be one of them.”That’s correct: a glazed and buttered Krispy Kreme donut, halved and filled with cheese and bacon. And how many calories does this flavour of eternal damnation contain? Well, you’re not going to get much change from 1,500 calories.Craz-E Burger reportedly sold 1,000 each day for 17 days at a fair in Massachusetts. But a little digging revealed that this is far from being the limits of what you can do with a donut. Thisiswhyyourefat.com points to a similar artery clogger that features a burger between two glazed donuts, and chucks in some peanut butter to boot. Peter Pan Bakery in Brooklyn, New York, does a donut sandwich filled with cookies-and-cream ice cream.Can anyone top that? If readers would like to send in their own Food Standards Agency-baiting creations, email [email protected] For nine daring doughnut sarnies see: tinyurl.com/ycxtj8bl For the video see: tinyurl.com/yj4eqvhlast_img read more

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