After the storms slammed Louisiana and Mississippi, they caused damage across Alabama and Georgia later Sunday evening and Monday morning, according to preliminary reports. "I got there after the tornado went through the area, but it was just a bunch of people surveying the damage to their homes and looking for their friends and loved ones making sure they were OK," Galvan said. There were 103,027 customers without power in Texas, 75,865 customers without power in Arkansas, 64,141 customers without power in Alabama, 37,842 customers without power in Louisiana, and 15,920 customers without power in Mississippi, according to. If a tornado touches down, sirens will likely sound. The large storm system that brought severe weather to areas of Texas on Saturday was expected to shift eastward, marring the holiday for many in the Southeast. There have been more than a dozen tornado reports across eastern Texas, northern Louisiana and southern Mississippi and a tornado early Sunday was confirmed south of Marble Falls, about 50 miles east of Austin, in Texas the weather service said. At least six people are dead in Mississippi as severe weather and strong tornadoes moved across the Deep South Sunday evening. On the first day of the outbreak, an EF2 tornado caused significant tree and outbuilding damage near Pickens, Mississippi, and injured four people. Earlier Sunday a tornado caused major damage in the area of Monroe, La. Strong, long-track tornadoes were forecast for Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia along with strong winds and hail the size of tennis balls or larger. To stay abreast of dangerous conditions, officials advise residents to have multiple methods of receiving severe weather alerts, including weather radio and smartphone apps. So far, officials say hundreds of structures have been damaged by the storms. We are mobilizing all resources available to protect our people and their property.". Among the hardest hit, according to a preliminary report, was Jefferson Davis County, with 100 homes damaged or destroyed, along with dozens of roads closed and as many as 80 residents displaced. Mississippi residents are picking up the pieces after an Easter tornado outbreak that killed nearly a dozen people and damaged more than 100 homes. The mayor of Monroe, a city in north-central Louisiana of about 50,000 people, says hundreds of structures in his community were damaged by a Sunday afternoon twister. Still managing #SocialDistancing but it's busy! ET, the weather … Significant damage was reported Saturday evening from an EF3 tornado in Columbus, Mississippi. There will still be a threat of tornadoes, damaging straight-line winds, and hail. Most other areas will receive 3 to 6 inches. Thinking of Southern #Mississippi today and everyone in the path of these particularly dangerous storms. This tornado affected Yazoo City, MS as well as French Camp and Weir, among other locations. 123 people were killed with most of those occurring on the 21st. It appeared to weaken as it moved northward. "Social distance as best as possible while inside the safe room," said Malary White, a spokeswoman with the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency. April 24, 2010-Large, long track tornado began in northeast Louisiana and traveled across portions of central Mississippi. There was a total of 19 tornadoes across 9 states. These radar signatures are terrifying. John Bel Edwards urged residents to stay home. Comcast announces technology upgrade in Jackson Video. Officials in Mississippi said most county safe rooms were equipped with hand sanitizer and advised residents to still wear masks in the rooms. Tornado watches issued across the South. At least 11 died … #mswx pic.twitter.com/OmCmrXyKXd, #sanangelo #severeweather My shed roof flying away. On December 23, 2015, an outbreak of supercell thunderstorms produced tornadoes … Damage was reported in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Texas as storms triggered multiple tornado watches and warnings throughout the day, the Storm … There were also three confirmed deaths in Jefferson Davis County. "Shelters and community safe rooms should remain open and accessible to all individuals seeking refuge from this severe weather, while implementing reasonable practices and procedures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 among those seeking shelter," she said. (CNN)Tornadoes in Mississippi and Louisiana have caused "catastrophic" damage and at least seven deaths after touching down Sunday, emergency officials say. There have been an unspecified number of fatalities and "several injuries" in Jones County, Mississippi, due to the storms, according to county Emergency Management Communications Director Ramona Dungan. My car was park(ed) under a shed that is now blown over in a yard nearby. Meteorologists warn that after a storm passes, residents shouldn't let their guards down. STORM DAMAGE: New images coming in from Columbus, MS after a tornado swept through the city. A 41-year-old woman died after being caught in a building that collapsed. © 2021 www.clarionledger.com. The threat from the storms coincided with the dangers from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In Bolivar County, 40 homes and 20 apartments were destroyed or suffered damage, and 20 roads were damaged. April 13, 2020 Four months after a tornado pummeled Laurel, Mississippi’s historic district, Erin Napier revealed that the rural area highlighted in HGTV’s Home Town has been the victim of severe weather yet again. The Mississippi Delta Tornado Outbreak occurred February 21-22, 1971. The Southeast remains under the threat for more multiple, dangerous and destructive tornadoes into the evening as tornado watches are in effect through midnight and will likely be extended eastward by Monday," Norman said. Candice Pitts hunkered down at the Soso Volunteer Fire Station in Jones County, Missisippi, where parts of the roof blew away or collapsed in the storm. More than 95 million people in almost 20 states in the South and East are facing the threat of severe weather on Easter Sunday and Monday, with tornado watches issued across areas of Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana. Strong storms caused ‘catastrophic’ damage in Mississippi yesterday. Your California Privacy Rights / Privacy Policy. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency said it might take "most of the week" to complete the damage surveys. Thunderstorm wind damage was reported out of Warren County from the first round of severe & tornado warned storms to impact our area just before 10 p.m., Tuesday night. The weather service said confidence was high that the area was seeing a "strong to intense" tornado with winds of 115-165 mph. Tate Reeves declared a state of emergency Sunday night. A long-tracked EF2 tornado touched down near Bay Springs, Mississippi and passed through the town of Enterprise , downing numerous trees and power poles and toppling a metal fire tower. We are in contact with local officials in the area to provide support. All rights reserved. CNN's Dave Alsup, Andy Rose, Chuck Johnston, Susannah Cullinane, Lori Daniel, Dave Hennen, Amanda Jackson and Eric Levenson contributed to this report. Mississippi's Easter Sunday tornado outbreak killed 14 people and damaged hundreds of homes, state officials said. By Monday, the system will focus on the East Coast. #mswx @CNNweather @cnnbrk @cnn pic.twitter.com/9Pdt80AxJK, A better view from the Starkville #tornado shelter during a warning. A tornado in Columbus, Mississippi killed one person on Saturday afternoon and left much of the city cleaning up from widespread damage. Mississippi emergency officials on Monday morning said 18 counties had reported some damage from the storms. Nearly 1600 injuries were reported. Please stay at home, follow the orders of local officials and tune in to your local weather person for updates,". Fire crews were also searching damaged buildings to ensure no one was trapped. Two killed in Jones County house fire Video. "It is a dangerous day in Mississippi… A few minutes after midnight, tornado damage was reported out of Star (Rankin County) as a radar confirmed tornado crossed Highway 49. Ogletree House lies in ruins on the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Miss., on Monday, Feb. 11, , after a tornado … Flash flooding is expected in some states in the mid-South, including Tennessee, North Carolina and parts of northern Georgia and Alabama, where rainfall totals could reach up to 8 inches. (Source: WMC) By WMCActionNews5.com Staff | December 17, 2019 at 5:50 AM CST - Updated December 17 … The airport in Monroe, Louisiana, suffered significant damage from the storm. Back-to-back tornadoes moving across the same area!? A tornado may have also touched down in Mississippi, where several mobile homes were destroyed, said Thomas Winesett, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s office in Jackson, Miss. Candice Pitts rode out the storm in a small hallway at the Soso Volunteer Fire Station. Several other strong tornadoes affected central Mississippi that day. "To the people of Mississippi, know that you are not alone. "Widespread damaging winds are also in the forecast for much of the Southern states," CNN meteorologist Haley Brink said. "Even though the morning storms have left the state, many other dangerous systems remain across Louisiana. Grenada County had 15 homes damaged and 100 roads closed to debris. As we reflect on the death and resurrection on this Easter Sunday, we have faith that we will all rise together," Reeves said in a statement. ET, the weather service has 25 reports of tornadoes across the South on Easter Sunday. Mayo said there had not been any fatalities reported from the storm, but emergency workers were responding to "minor injuries." Louisiana Gov. The state and our first responders are working around the clock and will not rest until this is over.". At least 11 died in Mississippi. "For Georgia, we're expecting two possible waves of activity: The first will be in the afternoon on Sunday as a warm front moves through the area," said Kyle Thiem, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Atlanta. The National Weather Service in Jackson reported it was sending three teams Monday to survey the damage. In Mississippi, the weather ahead this week appears to be calm and mostly sunny until the weekend, when showers are possible. Residents look at the remains of their home after a tornado ripped through Monroe, Louisiana, on Easter Sunday. Contact Luke Ramseth at 601-961-7050 or lramseth@gannett.com. On Wednesday morning, Entergy Mississippi reported 285 power outages in the area. Amid the still-growing coronavirus pandemic, a series of tornadoes touched down Sunday and caused significant damage across Mississippi and other parts of the South. ET, more than 250,000 customers in the South were without power as severe weather pummeled the region. Lawrence County emergency officials told the Clarion Ledger they were searching a neighborhood for missing people. "We also have had damage throughout Ouachita Parish.". pic.twitter.com/2PSq1NinqD. At issue is a system moving east. Follow @lramseth on Twitter. By Allison Chinchar, Jay Croft and Brandon Griggs, CNN. It's mangled.". As many as 300 homes and structures were damaged in northern Louisiana alone, the Associated Press reported. Locally heavy rain may bring a threat of flash, urban, and small stream flooding across the lower Mississippi Valley Thursday and Friday. Storms that slammed Mississippi Saturday destroyed homes and buildings and knocked out power to thousands. As of 9:30 p.m. "It's pretty bad," he said "We have downed trees and multiple homes with major damage.". Monroe Mayor Mayo said he had asked local hotels to provide rooms to people made homeless by the storms as coronavirus made opening a shelter potentially dangerous. A clipper crossing southern Canada will bring lake effect snow to the Great Lakes and light snow to the Northeast Thursday into Saturday morning. Officials will not know the full extent of the damage until they sort through debris in the coming days. Tornadoes in Mississippi and Louisiana have caused "catastrophic" damage and at least six deaths after touching down Sunday, emergency … Three significant tornadoes occurred on the 21st. Sanford says the county have received many calls about people being injured but are not yet sure how serious the injuries are. Two people are dead in Lawrence County, Mississippi, according to Monticello Fire Chief Lyle Berard, saying there were reports of two tornadoes in the area. A tornado hit several homes in the 4000-5000 blocks of Highway 4 West in Marshall County, the Marshall County Fire Department confirmed to WREG. Tornado damage after storms hit towns in Mississippi. One person died, one was discharged and 10 others remained at the hospital, spokeswoman Beth Bunch said. Amid the still-growing coronavirus pandemic, a series of tornadoes touched down Sunday and caused significant damage across Mississippi and other parts of the South. Mississippi Gov. And tornado warnings and watches from the NWS were in effect across other parts of the South, including North Carolina and Virginia, on Monday morning. Damage was reported in Kingston, Louisiana. Gov. "The second wave of storms will likely come through overnight as the main system moves eastward.". I hope all of Louisiana is on high alert right now," Edward said in a separate tweet. "The state and our first responders are working around the clock and will not rest until this is over. Deadly tornadoes in US South cause 'catastrophic' damage, recorded video of one Monroe neighborhood. From a tornado shelter in Starkville, Mississippi, Craig Ceecee told CNN staff were telling people to practice social distancing. Authorities say a possible tornado has touched down in western Mississippi, causing damage to several businesses and vehicles. The deaths included two in Lawrence County, and one in Walthall County. You can read it here. “We want to do whatever it … "Winds this strong have the potential to cause similar damage to some tornadoes.". "This is not how anyone wants to celebrate Easter Sunday," Reeves said in a statement. Severe weather went through San Angelo, Texas, on Saturday, causing the roof of a shed to fly off. As of Monday morning there were more than 72,000 in Mississippi without power. Tornado watches have been issued across areas of Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana, with storms expected to intensify throughout the day. Tornado damage in Mississippi Video. Many areas also were contending with flooding. "These storms are typically warned as severe thunderstorm warnings and not necessarily tornado warnings, which is why it is important to heed all warnings issued by the National Weather Service offices," Brink said. The storm system first pummeled Texas with severe weather Saturday and headed east to Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia. As of 9:30 p.m. Lawrence County authorities later identified the two fatalities as Robert Ainsworth, a Lawrence County sheriff's deputy, and is wife Paula Ainsworth. Tornado alerts hit other parts of the South on Sunday as well, and continued to be issued Monday. A Mississippi Tornado 2019 Warning is in place until 815 am CST for southeastern Rankin County. Four people were killed in Jones County, two each in Walthall and Lawrence counties, four in Jefferson Davis County and one each in Carroll and Panola counties, MEMA officials said. Here's what we know so far: At least 13 radar-confirmed tornadoes struck Mississippi and Louisiana on Sunday. "There was a tornado emergency in effect at the time and this tornado was likely on the ground for nearly 100 miles. In Covington County, Mississippi, every emergency worker available was working Sunday evening to respond to damage from what the National Weather Service described as "a large and destructive tornado," county Emergency Management Department director Greg Sanford told CNN. Dungan said there was extensive damage around the town of Soso. Namely “at 744 am CST, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Monterey, or near Brandon, moving northeast at … Tate Reeves declared a state of emergency over the storms. As of Monday morning, Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg treated 12 patients with storm-related injuries. "Where there were houses, they are no longer there," Sanford said, describing the reports of damage in the tiny community of Mount Horeb. For apps, make sure they're not on "do not disturb" or "silent" mode. Emergency officials said Monday morning at least 11 were dead. Tornado strikes Monroe, Louisiana, 20 homes damaged Flooding, hail, and tornadoes threaten the Southeast; Christina Coleman reports. However, they're not intended to wake people up; they're meant to alert people who are outdoors that they need to go inside as quickly as possible. They were killed inside their home. "The images and reports of major tornado damage in the Monroe area are heartbreaking, and my prayers are with the people there. Upwards of 34 tornadoes ripped through several Southern states yesterday, the National Weather Service reports. "At least 200-300 houses have been damaged here in the city of Monroe alone," Mayor Jamie Mayo said. As of 9:30 p.m. "Was near a solid glass door that blew out and the roof in many places tore off or collapsed. Ben and Erin then call the Joneses and tell them that they will redo the home for them one more time, fixing the damage from the tornado. His office said the governor would tour the tornado damage in Monroe and Ouchita Parish on Monday. Two were given an F4 rating and 1 was rated F5. Notable Spring Tornado Events . Southern Mississippi was ravaged by tornado -producing storms on Easter Sunday just before 5 p.m. local time, with two huge twisters touching down just miles apart. "This is not how anyone wants to celebrate Easter Sunday. "All I had was my arms to put over my son and mother-in-law," she said. Edwards declared a state of emergency over the "devastating damage" in his state. CNN meteorologist Gene Norman said a tornado with winds approaching 200 mph had swept through southern Mississippi Sunday afternoon. The National Weather Service earlier issued its highest level of tornado alert, a tornado emergency, for parts of Covington and Jefferson Davis counties. The Mississippi State Emergency Management Agency confirmed the Lawrence County deaths. 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