More than 50 million people in the United States are staying in areas hit by strong thunderstorms, may face devastating winds, extreme cold and possibly hurricanes over the next few days, meteorologists said on Thursday..
The National Weather Service said bad weather threatens a wide area of the country from the Rockies across the Midwest to the Mid-Atlantic Ocean and the South.
“There are several possible rounds of bad weather, now we have a slight and growing danger of bad weather in the next three days and even next week,” said Mark Shennard,“
The latest episode of the critical spring weather came on Thursday when the Meteorological Agency issued warnings of a hurricane and a severe thunderstorm in the Joliet area of Illinois, about 72 km southwest of Chicago .
More than 50 million people in major cities such as Chicago, Houston and Oklahoma City may face rain and storms.
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