Weather: No tornadoes are confirmed, but powerful winds are on the way

16 April, 2019, 05:14 | Author: Emmett Rice
  • Roman Brown moves part of a wall out of his way as he looks for a friends medicine in their destroyed home along Seely Drive outside of Hamilton Miss. after a storm moved through the area on Sunday

At least one tornado was reported in southeast Alabama early Sunday, as CNN meteorologist Haley Brink said as many as 90 million people could be threatened by the storms.

In central Texas, approximately a dozen people were injured in Franklin where a tornado was confirmed by the National Weather Service, according to The Dallas Morning News.

In Mississippi, one person was killed and 11 people injured as tornadoes ripped through 17 counties and left 26,000 homes and businesses without electricity.

Trees were pulled from the ground by their roots and the tornado caused structural damage to buildings including tearing off roofs.

Vicksburg, Mississippi, was also affected by a tornado.

Two people were hospitalized for injuries not thought to be life-threatening, while others were treated at the scene for minor injuries, Yezak said.

The National Weather Service reported a peak wind gust of 70 miles per hour on a buoy in Sandy Hook in Monmouth County at about 4:40 a.m. and a gust of 60 miles per hour in Eastampton in Burlington County at about 3:55 a.m. There were no immediate reports of injuries there.

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Deaths were reported across Mississippi, Texas and Louisiana. And at least three weak tornadoes struck Alabama on Sunday.

The National Weather Service forecast heavy rains and flash flooding would exist for the Northeast later on Monday.

Almost 90,000 customers were without electricity in Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Georgia as of midday Sunday, according to www.poweroutage.us as the severe weather left a trail of destruction.

Robert Scott looks through a family Bible that he pulled out of the rubble Sunday, April 14, 2019, from his Seely Drive home outside of Hamilton, Miss., after an apparent tornado touched down Saturday night.

A massive storm system killed eight people in the South over the weekend and caused damage from Texas to Mississippi. They were in the back seat with their parents in the front, said Angelina County Sheriff's Department Capt. Alton Lenderman.

With rain having fallen since Sunday afternoon the region already was seeing scattered flooding in some low-lying areas, along with reports of some downed trees.

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