Tragic news:3 Dead After Tornadoes Hit Tennessee, North Carolina: ‘All Hell Breaking Loose’…Read more.

On Wednesday, the ongoing severe weather in parts of the U.S. persisted, resulting in extensive damage and leaving over 200,000 people without electricity.

Three people have died after strong storms and at least one confirmed tornado ripped across the southeastern region of the U.S. on Wednesday, May 8.

Bryce Edward Hentnick, aged 22, lost his life when a tree collapsed onto his vehicle in Claiborne County, Tenn., as per CBS affiliate WVLT-TV. Additionally, another individual perished following a tornado in Columbia, located 50 miles south of Nashville, according to the Associated Press.

I get up and look out, and it was all hell breaking loose outside,” Columbia resident Bob Booth told the AP. “Then the top half of one of my trees goes down across the road.”

Widespread power outages were reported in the northeastern part of the state, while the Federal Aviation Administration issued a temporary ground stop at Nashville’s airport.

As the storm system progressed eastward, an individual near Charlotte, N.C., lost their life when a tree struck their vehicle, as reported by CBS affiliate WNCN-TV. The aftermath of the intense storms left debris scattered throughout the affected area.

Gaston County officials stated on Facebook that significant storm damage occurred on the western side of the county, as well as in Gastonia and several other nearby municipalities.

According to, the severe weather has resulted in over 200,000 customers being without power in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia. Previously, earlier this week, Oklahoma and parts of the Midwest were impacted by tornadoes that hit Missouri and Ohio.

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