Published: Sun, April 14, 2019
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Tornado Watch Cancelled For The Tennessee Valley Sunday Morning

Tornado Watch Cancelled For The Tennessee Valley Sunday Morning

The massive storm system that killed several people from Texas to MS is now barreling east, threatening to spawn tornadoes and other catastrophic weather from New England to the Gulf Coast.

Hamilton is 225 kilometres southwest of Memphis, Tennessee.

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports that a hospital clinic, some apartments, several storage units, a mechanic's shop and the Hamilton Volunteer Fire Department all had major damage from the tornado.

The Storm Prediction Center has issued an enhanced risk (level 3 out of 5) stretching from eastern Alabama through the southern Appalachians and into the Ohio Valley. However, a few storms may reach severe limits in South Mississippi and may be capable of isolated damaging wind gusts and tornadoes.

No injuries have been reported near the campus.

About 65,000 homes and businesses are without power in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama along the path of storms crossing the region.

As the storms tore through MS overnight into Sunday, they left a trail of destruction that authorities are still combing through.

The same system caused damage in Columbus, Mississippi. A tornado was reported in the area at the time.

Two children, ages 3 and 8, were killed when a tree fell on their auto as storms hammered east Texas.

At least one mobile home was destroyed, throwing a man from the mobile home.

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency warned of a confirmed tornado around Saturday night.

Deadly storms continue to move across the South after spawning suspected tornadoes and damaging several homes. The children, ages 3 and 8, were killed when a tree fell on a vehicle Saturday. The 13-year-old boy drowned in a drainage area in West Monroe late Saturday afternoon, the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office said. The parents in the front seats were not hurt.

A preliminary damage survey found that a tornado with peak intensity of EF-3 and winds up to 140 miles per hour touched down in Robertson County, according to the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.

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