Million People at Risk as Deadly Storms and Tornadoes March East

Million People at Risk as Deadly Storms and Tornadoes March East

The majority of late Sunday morning and early Sunday afternoon will be rain free, but we are tracking showers and storms later in the afternoon and especially into the night.

The Storm Prediction Center has issued a moderate risk (level 4 out of 5) for severe weather Saturday across parts of the Lower Mississippi Valley. More than 140,000 customers lost power in Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas as of late Saturday. At least eight were critically hurt.

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

Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley says multiple people were injured and multiple homes were damaged in Hamilton, Mississippi, which is 140 miles (225 kilometers) southwest of Memphis, Tennessee.

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

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

A tornado flattened much of the south side of Franklin, Texas, overturning mobile homes and damaging other residences, said Robertson County Sheriff Gerald Yezak.

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

According to the National Weather Service, it will cross the Ohio-Pennsylvania border around 8 p.m. and make its way across the state.

The roof of a hotel in New Albany, Mississippi, was damaged, although the cause was unclear. Trees were toppled and minor damage was reported in residential areas east of the campus.

The large storm system also knocked out power to thousands and caused flash floods.

Separately, one person died when a vehicle was submerged in floodwaters in Calhoun, also near Monroe. The primary threats include: large hail, damaging wind gusts up to 70 miles per hour and a tornado or two is possible mainly in locations in the southern portion of the outlined watch area. "Get those weather radios and phone apps TURNED ON", its Birmingham office said.

He said the threat for severe weather is greatest at such times but that the risk remained even after warm temperatures dropped.

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