• A series of powerful storms and tornadoes swept through parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, and Kentucky over the Memorial Day weekend, leaving at least 19 people dead and widespread damage in their wake. [The New York Times, The Washington Post, NBC News, NPR, CNN, Newsweek, CBS News, BBC]
  • In Texas, a tornado ripped through the town of Celina, destroying an equestrian center and killing several horses. Two women narrowly escaped after their vehicle was caught in the storm. [CBS News]
  • In Oklahoma, a tornado struck the town of Idabel, causing significant damage and prompting the governor to declare a state of emergency. [The New York Times, NPR, CNN]
  • In Arkansas, a tornado touched down in the town of Wynne, damaging homes and businesses. [NPR, CNN]
  • Severe storms and tornadoes also impacted parts of Missouri and Kentucky, leaving thousands without power and causing property damage. [NBC News, The Washington Post]
  • The National Weather Service issued numerous tornado watches and warnings across the affected regions, urging residents to take shelter and heed safety precautions. [Newsweek]
  • Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued a disaster declaration for several counties affected by the storms, mobilizing state resources to assist with recovery efforts. [Newsweek]
  • Meteorologists and experts warned that the severe weather was part of a larger pattern of intense storms fueled by the combination of warm, moist air from the Gulf of Mexico and cooler air from the north. [The New York Times, The Washington Post]