2 tornadoes touch down in central Arkansas

2 tornadoes touch down in central Arkansas

A total of 10 tornadoes touched down on Saturday in Arkansas and Louisiana, destroying shops as severe storms raked the South, damaging buildings and tearing away roofs in northeast Mississippi.

In northeast MS, strong winds tore away roofs and pulled down bricks from some buildings in the small community of Walnut, population about 3,000.

Saturday's storm roughed up the small community of Walnut, pop. 3,000, not far from the state line with Tennessee. While they will likely not hit areas devastated by Sunday's tornadoes, "you can't rule out the possibility of storms moving into the region", CNN meteorologist Derek Van Dam said.

Power lines also sparked in the air as debris swirled around, striking other buildings and vehicles in a parking lot.

The northwest corner of Alabama has an enhanced risk of severe storms today, according to the National Weather Service in Huntsville.

Tornado watches are in effect for parts of Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas.

One week after 23 people died from tornadoes in Alabama, twisters struck the southern United States again.

"FEMA has been told directly by me to give the A Plus treatment to the Great State of Alabama and the wonderful people who have been so devastated by the Tornadoes", the President said in a tweet Monday.

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The National Weather Service in Little Rock confirmed an EF-1 tornado - winding ranging from 86-100 miles per hour in far Southeast Pulaski County and Lonoke County.

Prairie County Sheriff Rick Hickman says he had no immediate information of anyone hurt.

Goudsward, based with the weather service in Little Rock, Arkansas, said teams would be sent to assess the damage and determine the strength of those storms.

The National Weather Service has issued tornado watches for parts of Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas and says those states face an "enhanced risk" for severe weather.

In Alabama, flags will fly at half staff until sundown Sunday in honor of the 23 people killed.

Possible tornadoes touched down in Arkansas, Louisiana and MS on Saturday, damaging homes, causing minor injuries and leaving people without power.

The Storm Prediction Center said a large portion of Alabama is at risk for severe weather starting Saturday. Forecasters said numerous affected areas were also at risk of flooding.

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