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

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

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

There were reports of multiple injuries in the Robertson County town of Franklin, the NWS said, and KWTX reported widespread damage there.

"It looks like a storm came up through Louisiana and into MS and exploded in Monroe County", Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell said. Precipitation chances will continue to rise later this evening and into the overnight hours. A tornado was reported in the area at the time.

Trees were pulled up by the roots, roofs were torn off buildings and the cinderblock foundation was all that was left of a mobile home in the town, which is southeast of Waco.

Authorities say a possible tornado has touched down in western MS, causing damage to several businesses and vehicles. Isolated damage reports came in from throughout the state, including the hard-hit area of Troy in Pike County.

The Storm Prediction Center has placed the Delaware Valley under the "slight risk" category for severe weather, meaning that scattered severe storms are possible. Trees were toppled and minor damage was reported in residential areas east of the campus.

In East Texas, the Angelina County Sheriff's Office 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 while it was in motion. The parents in the front seats were not hurt.

The large storm system also caused flash floods in Louisiana, where two deaths were reported.

Residents in parts of Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia Georgia and Florida were encouraged to monitor weather bulletins throughout Sunday and to secure loose outdoor items.

Yezak says two of the people injured Saturday when a likely tornado touched down near the cities of Hearne and Franklin were taken to hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.

The system is expected to hit the state late Sunday night and the risk of severe weather lasts until around dawn, according to the National Weather Service. Franklin is about 125 miles (200 kilometers) south of Dallas.

The National Weather Service said that the winds could blow down trees and power lines, and there is a possibility of a localized tornado anywhere in New Jersey. Crews were sent to survey the damage.

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