Sunday, 16 June, 2019

Strong storms in US South kill at least 8 and injure dozens

FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY Widespread severe weather this afternoon FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY Widespread severe weather this afternoon
Steven Clarke | 15 April, 2019, 01:35

In Texas, authorities said a woman died on Saturday night when a tornado destroyed her mobile home, CNN reported. No injuries were reported. No injuries were reported, and news footage showed shattered windows and rooftop debris.

Moore tells The Associated Press by phone that meteorologists haven't yet confirmed it was a tornado.

In addition to the potential for tornado development, the strong line of storms will also produce damaging winds and heavy rain, capable of producing flash floods, particularly in Arkansas and parts of MS and Alabama. Power outages were wide spread throughout the path of the storm, with 35,824 without power in Texas, 16,160 in Louisiana, 24,029 in Missouri, 27,877 in MS, 10,543 in Alabama and 12,170 in Georgia, according to PowerOutage.US.

The Storm Prediction Center has placed most of the state, including central Maryland, under an enhanced risk for severe storms.

The Angelina County Sheriff's Office in Texas said an 8-year-old and a 3-year-old died when strong winds toppled a tree onto the back of their family's vehicle in Lufkin, located about 115 miles northeast of Houston. The children, ages 8 and 3, were dead at the scene, although both parents, who were in the front seat, escaped injury, he said.

Additional details were not immediately available.

A tornado was reported in the area 140 miles (225 kilometres) southwest of Memphis, Tenn., at the time. In addition to tornadoes, many of these storms featured heavy rain, large hail and damaging winds.

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CNN affiliate KWTX reported widespread damage in the Robertson County town of Franklin, including uprooted trees and roofs ripped off buildings.

At least three children have been killed during an outbreak of severe weather that has been hitting the south this weekend.

The National Weather Service says thunderstorms are expected Saturday from Texas to Alabama. Tornado watches are in effect from Georgia to OH, including parts of southern Virginia.

Winds of up to 60 miles per hour (96.56 kph) were reported in Cherokee County, Texas, damaging two homes in Alto but not injuring anyone.

As the storm moved into Alabama, a possible tornado knocked out power and damaged mobile homes in Troy, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Montgomery.

Police in Monroe County earlier described the destruction from the storm Saturday evening.

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