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April 29th, 2014
04:34 AM ET

75 Million People Under Storm Threat

The scope is staggering. Some 75 million Americans are under threat of severe weather on Tuesday.

People from the Great Lakes to the Gulf Coast, and from the Midwest to the East Coast, are advised to keep their eyes to the sky and their ears to the radio. That's a third of the country.

The greatest risk will again be in the Deep South, with Mississippi and Alabama in the bull's eye for the worst of the storms.

The first two days of this powerful spring storm system, which is expected to rage into Wednesday, claimed 29 lives in six states.

We'll have the latest updates on "Early Start."

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Filed under: Severe weather • Tornadoes
August 19th, 2013
09:54 AM ET

Rain Swamps Gulf Coast, Southeast

A severe weather system, parked from the Gulf Coast to the Southeastern U.S., is bringing more heavy rain to the region.

Some areas are getting five inches or more, and flash-flooding remains a major concern.

Members of one church in Gulfport witnessed waist deep water covering their car doors.

“A foot of rain fell in less than an hour,” reports CNN Meteorologist Indra Petersons. “And business owners along Highway 49, found water rushing into their stores.”

One man says, “They didn't even get that heavy during Katrina.

In Biloxi, Mississippi, stranded motorists were caught off guard by the deluge.

“The fire department rushed in to help dozens of stalled cars.”

Now that stationary front that brought heavy rain over the weekend is still soaking parts of the Southeast.

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And flash flood watches are out for areas in Georgia and Florida.
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April 22nd, 2013
07:11 AM ET

Flood watches, warnings across Midwest after heavy rains – Jim Spellman reports

CNN's Jim Spellman reports on new flood watches and warnings a week after heavy rains affected millions.

Filed under: Floods • Severe weather
April 11th, 2013
07:13 AM ET

VIDEO: Twisters tear through Arkansas, Missouri – KATV's Justin Lewis reports

KATV's Justin Lewis reports on the damage in Arkansas after tornadoes tore through the region.

Filed under: Severe weather
April 9th, 2013
07:05 AM ET

April blizzard slams western states, wreaks havoc – Jim Spellman reports

CNN's Jim Spellman on a late season blizzard slamming western states, and how it will impact travel in the region.

Filed under: Blizzard • Severe weather
March 5th, 2013
07:12 AM ET

Washington D.C. prepares for severe snowfall – Shannon Travis reports

From CNN Wires:

If you grab a sled in North Dakota Tuesday, you might be able to ride it through the upper Midwest all the way to the nation's capital. But it would be wiser to avoid road travel for a day or two.

A corridor of winter weather is paving its way across the Ohio Valley, dumping heavy show from Minneapolis and Chicago all the way to the District of Columbia and Baltimore, according to a National Weather Service bulletin Monday.

Blowing snow impaired motorists' visibility in North Dakota Monday, as plows cleared roads and tow trucks retrieved stranded vehicles. There were no serious injuries in accidents, police said.

This morning on "Early Start," CNN's Shannon Travis has the latest preps in Washington D.C. in advance of the snow storm.

Read More: Frosty swath brings snow from Dakota to D.C.

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Filed under: Severe weather • Snow • Snowstorm • Washington • Weather
February 27th, 2013
06:10 AM ET

Midwest states clean up after blizzard wreaks havoc – Ted Rowlands reports


CNN) - The worst of a brutal winter storm may be over for many, but plenty of residents of the Great Plains and Kansas are still coping with its effects.

Ice and falling branches downed power lines that are still to be repaired. And the heavy, wet snow made getting around difficult, whether by car or by foot.

This morning on "Early Start," CNN's Ted Rowlands reports on the cleanup efforts in states affected by the blizzard, and how eastern states are preparing for the storm.

READ MORE: Snowstorm loses steam, but still packs a punch from Missouri to Maine

Filed under: Severe weather
February 25th, 2013
06:03 AM ET

Plains states brace for possible 'crippling' snow storm – Jim Spellman reports


(CNN) - Call it winter weather, part two.

Just days after a storm walloped the Great Plains, a second one, bringing with it heavy snow and strong winds, was slamming the region early Monday, forcing airline cancellations and school closures from Colorado to Texas.

National Weather Service forecasters warned the storm was bringing potentially "life threatening" and "crippling" blizzard conditions with freezing temperatures to portions of southeast Kansas, northwest Oklahoma and the Texas panhandle overnight.

This morning on "Early Start," CNN's Jim Spellman reports on the winter storm as it makes its way east across the U.S.

READ MORE: 'Crippling' winter storm bearing down on Great Plains region, forecasters say

Filed under: Severe weather
February 11th, 2013
10:14 AM ET

Tornado leaves path of destruction in Mississippi – Victor Blackwell reports

Victor Blackwell reports from Hattiesburg, MS with the latest from the tornado and the painstaking cleanup.

Filed under: Severe weather
February 8th, 2013
06:25 AM ET

VIDEO: Monster storm creates air travel havoc across Northeast – Zain Asher reports

CNN's Zain Asher reports on the latest flight cancellations in advance of a blizzard on the East Coast.

Filed under: Air travel • Severe weather
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