A nighttime, tornadic mezocyclone lightning storm shoots bolt of electricity to the ground and lights up the field and dirt road in Tornado Alley. The severe weather threat was expected to continue into the latter part of the week; this time putting parts of the Ohio Valley and areas north toward the Great Lakes in the path of more potential tornadoes and flooding. Photo: cherylvb/Adobe Stock

Severe weather that rolled through the Gulf Coast states beginning Tuesday, April 9, raised warnings from Texas eastward to Florida; causing flash flooding, multiple tornadoes and widespread power outages. The Washington Post reports that high winds cut power to more than 250,000 customers across the south on Wednesday, with around 100,000 still waiting for restoration as of Thursday afternoon.

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Brittney Meredith-Miller

Brittney Meredith-Miller is assistant editor of PropertyCasualty360.com. She can be reached at [email protected].