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1 Death In Ohio Tornadoes

(Dayton, OH-AP) — At least one person is dead and several are injured after multiple tornadoes hit Ohio last night. The mayor of Celina, a town located about 60 miles north of Dayton, confirmed one death and seven other injuries after a twister struck.

The National Weather Service says several destructive tornadoes touched down near Dayton, injuring several. There is extensive damages to homes and roads and mass power outages throughout state.

Tornadoes also struck in several other states including Colorado, Iowa, Indiana, and Oklahoma.

23 Dead in Alabama Tornadoes

(Beauregard, AL-AP) — At least 23 people are dead from tornadoes in eastern Alabama. Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones says he expects that number to go up as the search for missing people continues. Authorities have been using drones with heat-seeking technology to locate victims. At least two tornadoes hit Lee County Sunday afternoon. The hardest hit area appears to be around Beauregard, which is about 55 miles east of Montgomery.

The National Weather Service says the damage from Sunday’s tornadoes in eastern Alabama indicates that there was a tornado of at least EF-3 in strength. Tornadoes that strong can pack winds of up to 165 miles an hour and cause severe damage. On Monday, National Weather Service teams were out in Lee County and other areas hit by the deadly twisters to assess the damage. At least 14 people were killed in Lee County and dozens more hurt. Officials believe that number could rise since there are still a number of people missing.

“I did get the lawn finished. It looks nice!”

(SL) -In Canada, one man’s commitment to get his lawn cut ahead of a busy weekend has gone viral. His wife took a photo of the man handling the lawn care with a massive tornado behind him.

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Near Three Hills, Alberta, Theunis Wessels paid little mind to the brewing storm he had a list of chores and he was determined to get them checked of his to do list.

“I had to get it cut,” he told CTV News. “A lot of things happening over the weekend. Children were attending swim meets and some other sporting events over the weekend, so I had to make sure I got it done.”

Yahoo reports, He began mowing the lawn while his wife was napping. His nine-year-old daughter, nervous about the swirling twister gathering behind him, urged him to come inside. When he refused, she woke up his wife.

His wife, Cecilia Wessels, came out shortly after and snapped a few pictures, including one that captured her husband casually mowing the lawn against the dramatic backdrop of the tornado. It was the first time anyone in the family, originally from South Africa, had seen a tornado.

“I did ask him if he was coming inside with that thing in the clouds when I turned to come inside and he calmly said no,” she told the Associated Press.

Her husband insisted that he was closely monitoring the twister’s movement. “It was just forming and getting bigger,” he said. “I was seeing it coming up. I was watching it all the time. I was keeping an eye on it.”

The tornado was much farther away than it appeared in the photo, he said, and was quickly moving east, away from their home. No injuries were reported after the twister traveled through the area, bringing down trees and ripping the roof off a barn.

Speaking to CTV, Wessels noted – a slight hint of pride creeping into this voice – that despite all, he had managed to check the lawn off the weekend’s to-do list. “I did get the lawn finished and it looks nice.”