It’s hard to imagine a worse disaster to happen to a laptop than a tornadic cnc, but in the US, that’s what happened to the HP Pavilion laptop.
The US National Weather Service said a severe storm hit the southern US late on Friday, bringing heavy rain and damaging winds.
The storm, which was named the “Hood River”, was the first to hit the area in over a month, and damaged at least 14 homes and businesses in the area, according to the NWS.
“It was an extremely nasty storm, with gusts of more than 100 miles per hour,” said NWS meteorologist Dave Gentry.
“At the time of the initial report, the winds were in the 100s and were hitting in the 60s.”
The NWS said there were multiple reports of downed power lines and damaged equipment in the storm, and that people who were knocked out by the wind could have experienced other injuries.
“We were in a very bad spot, and there was a lot of debris flying,” Gentry said.
“So people who weren’t on their roof may have fallen over or knocked out a power line.”
In a lot, a lot more than one place, we were going down into the street, people were running around with no power.
“There were a lot people injured.”
As of 1:00pm local time (13:00 GMT), a number of people were still being treated at hospitals for injuries suffered during the storm.
The National Weather Office says more than 60 homes have been destroyed, and several buildings were damaged.
“This is a huge loss of life,” the NWE’s meteorologist Kevin Gentry told ABC News.
“I was in the hospital for 24 hours, and when I left, I was told that there were a total of 40 people that were in critical condition.”
“That was the worst I’ve ever seen, and I have never seen anything like it.”
It was reported that the storm was expected to continue moving west-northwest and rain was expected for the area by Monday.
The NWE said some of the wind damage was estimated at $30 million, while other estimates put the damage at $50 million.
The Pavilion has been a fixture on the American home market for the last few years, and the company says it will make a major repair to the laptop and other parts.
“Our primary focus is to ensure our customers are all taken care of and have the equipment to be safe,” the company said in a statement.
“The immediate repairs are being made to the Pavilion as quickly as possible, and we will continue to monitor the situation as a whole.”
In a statement, the company’s CEO Andrew Tully said it was a huge relief that it was all back on the road, with the company doing its best to make it safe for the company and its employees to go about their normal lives.
“However, there are still a few items we will be working on in order to get the computer back online and running for our customers,” Tully told ABC.
“We will have the work done, and our team is working diligently to get it back up and running as quickly and safely as possible.”