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Around 15,000 lightning strikes were recorded in just four hours, BBC Weather said.
The warm weather has arrived, but the humidity will spark off some thunderstorms over the next few days.
Thousands of residents are moved to shelters as high winds and rain pummel the region.
Darren Bett takes a look at how the weather affects the summer game.
The Atlantic hurricane season doesn't officially start until June 1st, but there's a chance a storm could form this weekend in the Gulf of Mexico.
BBC Weather in association with MeteoGroup
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