Published: Mon, April 15, 2019
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Storm system heading to Alabama produces tornado near MS State

Storm system heading to Alabama produces tornado near MS State

No fatalities were reported.

Four other people were injured when the trailer was struck, Houston County Emergency Management Coordinator Roger Dickey said. Heavy rains and thunderstorms are also threatening to savage the area.

Tour leader Amanda O'Brien said that after some confusion, American Airlines representatives were able to get them on their way to Beijing late Sunday morning. Franklin is about 125 miles south of Dallas.

The Storm Prediction Center said the primary threats in the watch area are for damaging wind gusts of up to 65 miles per hour and isolated areas with large hail, up to one inch in diameter. A mobile home community was damaged, but no injuries were reported.

They hope to work with clean-up crews and build temporary shelters for people who lost their homes.

Heavy rains and storms raked the Magnolia State into the night, then moved into Alabama.

In Mississippi, Governor Phil Bryant said one person was killed and 11 injured over the weekend as tornadoes ripped through 17 counties and left 26,000 homes and businesses without electricity.

Clay said 19 people were taken to hospitals for treatment, including two in critical condition.

His 71-year-old wife, Linda, was in a different part of the house and also survived, he said.


National Weather Service meteorologist John Moore said a possible twister touched down in the Vicksburg, Mississippi, area. Cherokee County Judge Chris Davis says the woman has died of her critical injuries.

Tornado Watch has been issued until 8 p.m. for areas near and east of the Parkway.

Shelby is about 145 kilometres from Cleveland. Trees were down throughout the hilly city on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi.

An earlier issued tornado watch has been canceled for New York City, parts of northern New Jersey, the Lower Hudson Valley, and parts of CT early Monday and through Monday morning, according to the National Weather Service. Mississippi State University's 21,000 students huddled in basements and hallways as a tornado came near the school's campus in Starkville.

The storm system picked up strength in the U.S. South over the weekend, where it spurred tornadoes that killed at least five people, including three children, officials said.

In Louisiana, a 13-year-old boy drowned in a drainage area, the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office said.

Winds may blow limbs, trees and power lines. They were in the back seat with their parents in the front, said Angelina County Sheriff's Department Capt. Alton Lenderman.

April continues to be April in Alabama - meaning there's another chance for severe weather in the forecast for this week.

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