(CNN) At least 12 people have died in several states due to severe weather across the country Golf ball sized hail and tornadoes Saturday’s march continues across the northeast to the south.
The storm’s winds were strong enough to overturn tractor-trailer trucks, leave more than 1 million people without power and threaten to bring heavy rain, tornadoes and heavy snow.
The storm system dumped snow under parts of California, leaving some behind stuck in their homes Snow piled up to the second floor windows It prompted the governor to declare a state of emergency in 13 more districts. Many of those affected are now bracing for another round of snow and rain on Saturday from a new system.
In Tennessee, two people died. One person was killed when a tree fell on the vehicle he was traveling in, the Humphreys County Emergency Management Agency told CNN in an email. An elderly woman in Hendersonville was killed Friday when a tree fell while she was walking with a neighbor, according to a city of Hendersonville news release.
Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear confirmed 3 people died in the storm in the state on Friday afternoon. The fourth death in Kentucky was a 41-year-old woman killed when a tree fell on a vehicle in Lexington, the Fayette County coroner’s office told CNN.
Three people died in Alabama, one in Arkansas, one in Mississippi and one in California, officials said.
Nearly 15 million people were under winter weather warnings on the West Coast and New England as of 8:45 a.m. Saturday, and another 25 million were under wind warnings.
According to PowerOutage.usMore than 1.3 million customers were without power Saturday, with Kentucky, Michigan, Tennessee, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia reporting the most outages.
Heavy snow is predicted until Saturday afternoon In northern New England, with a rain/snow mix in Massachusetts, according to the National Weather Service.
“Storm totals of 6 to 12 inches are expected in the Mohawk Valley, Adirondacks, Lake George Saratoga region and southern Vermont,” wrote the National Weather Service in Albany, New York.
The weather brings tornado and flood warnings to the South
A tornado was confirmed at 11:12 a.m. CT Friday south of Reedland, Kentucky, moving northeast at 55 mph.
Flash flood warnings at one point extended about 400 miles across parts of Missouri and Indiana.
Meanwhile, more than 300,000 people are under a flood watch from Arkansas to Ohio.
In Texas, Louisiana and Alabama, storms damaged homes and businesses and caused flight delays at airports on Thursday.
Six tornadoes were reported during Thursday’s storms, including five in Texas and one in Louisiana, which damaged dozens of homes in the city of Shreveport. Across Texas and Oklahoma, there were 18 hail reports, with the largest hailstones said to be 1.75 inches in diameter, or roughly the size of a golf ball.
California communities buried in snow prepare for another round
After a little relaxation from Repeated winter storms Unseasonably cold temperatures and rare blizzard warnings have been triggered in parts of California, with snow forecast again at high elevations on the West Coast.
“Several additional feet of snow is possible in these areas, with the heaviest in the northern Sierra mountain range. On Sunday, precipitation will spread inland, with heavy snow possible in higher elevations of the Intermountain West,” the weather service explained.
Weekends, 1 to 5 p.m A few feet of snow is possible in some northern areas, including the Sierra Nevada mountain range.
But many communities were frozen by the last round of snow Still not recovered The snow blocked important roads, trapped people in their homes and damaged major businesses such as grocery stores.
Lois Barton, an 80-year-old woman, died in a “weather-related” incident in Placer County, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Angela Musallam told CNN. Despite heavy snow and freezing temperatures on Tuesday, CNN meteorologists said the circumstances of his death were not shared at the scene.
Gov. Kevin Newsom declared a state of emergency in 13 counties this week, including hard-hit San Bernardino County, where the National Guard arrived Thursday to help rescue people trapped in the snow and clear snow from roads and roofs.
Several structure fires in San Bernardino County appear to be storm-related, the county fire department told CNN. The department said the number of fires was “variable” but did not provide an exact figure.
Gas leaks are believed to be the cause of several house fires in the mountain communities, according to Fire Chief Dan Muncie. Many of them are in areas with impassable roads. Firefighters respond to homes using snowcats and often enter on foot with shovels and hoses to dig hydrants out of the snow to extinguish the flames, Muncy said.
CNN has reached out to Southern California Gas, a major supplier in the area, following reports of gas leaks.
In Crestline’s San Bernardino community, residents have been left stranded by heavy snowfall and are beginning to worry about access to supplies after their only local grocery store closed due to heavy snow covering its roof, resident Paul Solo told CNN.
Emergency crews are still active in the snow-covered mountains, eager to clear roads and get food and supplies to isolated residents.
San Bernardino County Sheriff Shannon Diggs said at a news conference Friday that rescue workers are ready to hand out food to those who cannot afford it. He said first responders would set up food distribution stations and a convoy with food and other supplies to reopen supermarkets would be taken to the mountain.
Nearly 100 inches of snow has fallen on Crestline and nearby Lake Arrowhead in recent days. Aerial footage from CNN affiliate KCAL shows neighborhoods with streets almost invisible and homes with snow piled up to second-story windows.
Paving the sidewalks is the only option for emergency evacuations, Solo said. He added, “Shovel every day, and then another two feet of snow.”
Solo believes it could be another week or two before the snow clears.
“Until then, we are stuck in our house. We can’t even leave if we want to.”
CNN’s Sarah Smart, Paradise Afzar, Taylor Romine, Joe Sutton, Andy Ross, Taylor Ward, Dakin Anton, Holly Yan, Monica Garrett, Alaa Elazar and Alison Sinzar contributed to this report.