Dangerous weather causes arctic plunge as rivers rise in 9 states

Dangerous weather causes arctic plunge as rivers rise in 9 states

Tallahassee, Florida — From the Deep South to the Midwest, rivers in 9 states are above flood phase, threatening homes and organisations. It comes as an arctic blast sweeps throughout much of the nation. Tens of countless Americans could wake up Friday to listed below no temperatures.

Heavy rain triggered a mud and rock slide, resulting in a train wreck in Pike County, Kentucky, Thursday early morning. A train carrying ethanol thwarted, burned for hours and hurt two people. CBS affiliate WKYT-TV reports the area was also left as a preventative measure. That exact same storm system set off a mudslide that closed down a West Virginia highway.

Definitely crazy video of two CSX workers climbing up from the burning wreckage after a train derailment in Pike County. They were literally trapped in between flames and floodwaters. pic.twitter.com/3hYVAFj0h4

— Chris Bailey (@Kentuckyweather) February 13, 2020

High winds left a path of destruction in Alabama, with twisted metal twisted around trees. Farther north, temperature levels plunged throughout the Midwest.

In Whiting, Indiana, the wind sent out waves over the coastline of Lake Michigan. It will feel like negative 11 degrees Friday. Water pipe froze in Des Moines. Over the next 48 hours, 38 million Americans will be at or listed below no degrees. The temperatures are not a lot of an issue along the Florida Panhandle, but the inflamed rivers are.

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