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Tornadoes leave destruction and at least one dead in their path through Indiana

Weather warnings remain active in Kentucky, Georgia, Arkansas, Alabama, Tennessee, Oklahoma and Michigan.

Tornado en Indiana.

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The weather is wreaking havoc halfway across the country. The Midwest has taken the brunt of a wave of tornadoes affecting the states of Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky. A little further north, in the Great Lakes region, a large storm front is unfolding. To the south, even more storms caused significant hail in Arkansas, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and Oklahoma. Finally, from Arizona to Texas, a heat wave is expected to break new temperature records.

In Indiana, tornadoes on Sunday left at least one person dead in Martin County, in addition to extensive property damage across the state. The death occurred when trees fell on the deceased's home. According to county sources, there is another male injured from the same cause.

More wreckage was reported in New Whiteland, Bargersville and White River, Ind. Indiana emergency officials said Monday that they are conducting searches for additional injuries or fatalities from the storm. During the course of the same day, power was successfully restored in the state.

This is not the case in Tennessee and Arkansas, where the website poweroutage.us estimates that there are more than 100,000 homes in each state without power Monday. The South was the scene of thunderstorms and hail showers. In many videos circulating on social media, hail the size of fists and baseballs was seen. This hail caused damage to crops, vehicles and homes.

The same storm also affected parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Kentucky and Georgia. In Atlanta, a man was killed by a falling tree, the Atlanta Police Department reported.

Heat wave in the South

In the southernmost states, a severe heat wave hits Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Nearly 40 million people are under the threat of excessive heat. In Texas, a 31-year-old man and his stepson died while hiking in Big Bend National Park in the middle of a heat wave.

According to the Weather Prediction Center, 109.94 F temperatures will be reached in the Lone Star State this week. In some deserts of the state, it will feel as hot as 120.02 F. Authorities are urging extreme caution over the next six days to avoid accidents and deaths.