The weather is going completely crazy! Rain, floods and now severe hailstorms around the world. Be ready for the next round of extreme weather!
Baseball-size hail pounds Louisiana
A major hailstorm with hailstones the size of baseball hit the towns Sulfur and Carlyss in southwestern Louisiana, heavily damaging cars and homes. More than 14,000 people were left without power after the storm.
MUST WATCH — Scary baseball-size hail in Sulphur, Louisiana overnight. Sounds like firecrackers going off. 📸 Aaron Leslie pic.twitter.com/Y8IT9EyytI— Scot Pilie' (@ScotPilie_Wx) May 10, 2019
Meanwhile, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a statewide emergency amid continuing torrential downpours and storms.
Also this happened to someone’s car in carlyss pic.twitter.com/i8IjG12hpp— Emily Reeves (@emm_ily02) May 10, 2019
In an effort to relieve stress on New Orleans levees, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened the Bonnet Carré spillway about 28 miles north of the city on Friday.
MUST WATCH — Scary baseball-size hail in Sulphur, Louisiana overnight. At least one person made light of the situation! 📸 Aaron Leslie pic.twitter.com/CzUhLm0nWj— Scot Pilie' (@ScotPilie_Wx) May 10, 2019
The opening marks the first time the spillway has been used twice in a single year and only the 14th time it has been opened since it was built in the aftermath of a historic flood that swamped New Orleans in 1927.
SULPHUR LOUISIANA HAIL STORM 5.09.19 pic.twitter.com/9bYcIQ9Kl6— Sulphur Carlyss (@lelanjlaborde) May 10, 2019
Golfball-size hail in Leningrad, Yekaterinburg, and Krasnodar Region, Russia
In Yekaterinburg, for the first time this year, there was a powerful thunderstorm with hail the size of a two-ruble coin, leading to flooded roads and huge traffic jams in the capital of the Middle Urals.
Huge hail falls on Monterrey, Mexico
This is not snow! It’s a hails storm in Poland
Malpensa airport closed by powerful hailstorm
A severe hailstorm hit Malpensa Airport, Milan, NW Italy this afternoon, May 11, 2019. The airport was closed down for 40 minutes. Impressive pictures below!
Apocalyptic isn’t it?