A severe storm system is battering the country, bringing blizzard conditions, tornadoes and thunderstorms, disrupting the lives of more than 10 million Americans.
On Wednesday night, several tornadoes hit towns in Texas, flipping cars and damaging homes.
The National Weather Service confirmed at least two tornadoes hit the Abilene area, west of Dallas, while another tornado later hit near the town of Alvord, 150 miles north.
While no fatalities were reported at either location, the damage was clear in Abilene, where where a van and SUV were seen stacked atop other vehicles in a parking lot on Thursday morning.
The tornado also ripped the roof off one home, according to Fox 4.
Meanwhile, aerial footage from Alvord showed the area scattered with debris and downed trees.
A severe storm system is making its way across the middle of the country, bringing blizzard conditions, tornadoes and thunderstorms. A tornado flipped cars when it roared through Abilene, Texas Wednesday night
At least two tornadoes were reported in the Abilene area. Residents are pictured in the aftermath of the wild weather
The tornadoes left downed trees and debris in rural areas outside Abilene, Texas
Volunteers were helping to clear roads, with a local judge telling the publication that residents were trying to grapple with the mess while simultaneously dealing with the coronavirus crisis.
‘Through our spirit of community and our love for our neighbors, we will recover from this storm while we manage and overcome our current public health emergency,’ they stated.
The wild weather surged further north to Colorado Thursday, bringing a winter storm with blizzard conditions.
Heavy snow blocked off major highways and caused the cancellation of more than 1000 flights out of Denver International Airport.
Despite being the first day of spring, the winter storm brought up to 22 inches of snow to some parts of the state, and caused a seven-car pile-up on Interstate 70. Several other accidents were also reported.
Heavy snow in Colorado blocked off major highways and caused the cancellation of more than 1000 flights out of Denver International Airport
Despite being the official first day of spring several inches of snow fell in Boulder, Colorado
Blizzard conditions were also experienced in southeastern Wyoming and western Nebraska.
The National Weather Service office in Cheyenne, Wyoming warned local residents to avoid unnecessary travel.
‘Travel should be restricted to emergencies only. If you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded, stay with your vehicle,’ they posted on Twitter.
Meanwhile, in the eastern part of Nebraska, residents were also preparing for wild weather.
Offutt Air Force Base, which is home of the US Strategic Command, evacuated all planes amid the threat of severe lightning and thunderstorms.
Offutt Air Force Base, which is home of the US Strategic Command, evacuated all planes amid the threat of severe lightning and thunderstorms
The wild weather is expected to hit eastern Nebraska sometime on Friday
According to The Drive, the ‘fleet of strategic surveillance and command and control aircraft is extremely vulnerable to extreme weather as most sit on the ramp in the open.’
The planes have been moved further south for the foreseeable future.
The Air Force is keeping extra vigilant about the weather threat, after a flood at Offutt caused nearly $1 billion of damage last year.
On Friday, the storm system will move further east, with states including Indiana, Kentucky and Missouri expected to be impacted.
The storm system is now moving further east, with residents bracing for its impact
On Friday the storm system will move further east, with states including Indiana, Kentucky and Missouri expected to be impacted