(DM) – More than five million people have been left without power in Ohio alone after 51 tornadoes were reported across eight states overnight. Residents of Idaho, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio, are still not in the clear as severe weather is forecast to continue through Tuesday and into Wednesday. A rapid-fire line of apparent tornadoes tore across Indiana and Ohio and was packed so closely together that one crossed the path carved by another. The storms strew debris so


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thick that at one point, highway crews had to use snowplows to clear an interstate. At least half a dozen communities from eastern Indiana through central Ohio suffered damage, according to the National Weather Service (NWS), though authorities working through the night had reported no fatalities as of early Tuesday. Tens of thousands were without power early Tuesday in Ohio alone. Montgomery County Sheriff Rob Streck said that ‘there have been no real serious injuries’ despite the significant damage in the area. READ MORE

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