• September 25, 2023

3 dead, thousands left without power

Another day of severe storms was forecast for much of the south on Tuesday Tornadoes hit parts of the region on both Sunday and Monday. The storms killed two people in Georgia and one person in Tennessee.

Tuesday’s severe thunderstorm and tornado threat zone spans more than 1,000 miles from the lower Mississippi Valley and southeast to the Upper Ohio Valley. AccuWeather said.

Large parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee, as well as corners of Arkansas and Georgia are at increased risk of worst weather, according to the US Storm forecast center. More than 11 million people live in this zone, including the cities of Nashville. Birmingham, Alabama; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; and Jackson, Mississippi, forecasters said.

“The threats from these storms include downpours, hail, noxious gusts of wind and some tornadoes,” said AccuWeather Chief Meteorologist Tyler Roys.

At least 360,000 According to information, people were without electricity on South Tuesday poweroutage.us.

Heavy rains flooded the streets around the Birmingham, Alabama subway on Tuesday. The National Weather Service issued the flash flood emergency for Birmingham and district officials warned residents to stay out of the streets.

A tornado clock was detected by the National weather service for parts of Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, and Louisiana. A tornado clock means that weather conditions are favorable for tornadoes to develop.

Storms could include gusts of wind up to 100 km / h and hail the size of golf balls, forecasters said, noting that “tornadoes are likely Tuesday through Tuesday evenings” in parts of Mississippi.

Heavy storms were moving over parts of Tennessee Starting around sunrise on Tuesday morning, with heavy rain and a flood of tornadoes and severe thunderstorm warnings. A woman died when a tree fell on her home as storms raged across the state Tuesday, Weakley County’s director of emergency management Ray Wiggington told WKRN-TV. He said at least six mobile homes were damaged by the falling tree around 4 a.m.

In a suburb of Birmingham, residents huddled on the balcony on the second floor of a flooded apartment complex. Rescuers in a small boat paddled past submerged cars across the parking lot. Video shown At least 20 residents will be rescued, and many residents are still trapped on the top floors.

Strong winds and heavy rain lashed through Jackson late Tuesday as the thunder rattled the windows. The strong winds cut off electricity in many parts of the city while some branches were cracked from trees and sent to nearby houses. The storms left streets full of branches and leaves.

At least eight people were injured when storms that brought tornadoes to Texas rolled over tractor units on a freeway on Monday and Tuesday, damaging structures.

Tuesday’s risk follows severe weather moving south on Sunday and Monday, damaging homes and uprooting trees from Mississippi to West Virginia.

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A tornado discovered in Atlanta on Monday forced thousands to seek shelter and one man was killed when a falling tree brought power lines into his vehicle. The driver was pronounced dead after firefighters cut him out of the vehicle in Douglasville, Georgia, west of Atlanta.

In central Georgia, Carla Harris, 55, was killed Monday after a tree fell on her Bonaire home.

In Mississippi, forecasters confirmed 12 tornadoes on Sunday evening and overnight, including a Yazoo City Twister that stretched 30 miles and another tornado that passed through the suburbs of Byram and Terry, south of Jackson, and left a trail of damage that was wide 1,000 meters generated.

Just south of Yazoo City, Vickie Savell had only the remains of the brand new mobile home she and her husband had moved into eight days ago. It had been lifted from its foundation and moved about eight meters. It was destroyed.

“Oh my god, my first new house in 40 years and it’s gone,” she said Monday amid treetops scattered across the neighborhood and the roar of chainsaws as people worked to clear roads.

At least A tornado landed in the storms on Monday night that caused widespread damage in western Arkansas.

According to weather service meteorologist Tyler Snider, the tornado is said to have landed in the Roland area. A tornado may also have landed in Van Buren based on NWS radar signatures in the area.

At least one tornado was reported in Abbeville County in South Carolina on Monday afternoon. No injuries were reported. Fallen trees and power lines were reported in Greenwood, while a vehicle was blown over and a storage unit building was badly damaged. Several locations reported hail the size of a golf ball.

A possible tornado on Monday morning Fallen trees and power lines in southern Kentuckyaccording to the weather service.

Preliminary results from a weather service poll showed the Kentucky storm was an EF-1 tornado traveling at 90 mph, with most of the damage occurring in Tompkinsville, Weather Services meteorologist Cliff Goff said Monday afternoon.

In West Virginia, Jefferson County’s communications director James Hayden said a person was injured when a potential tornado hit a logging company Monday night.

Weather surveyors confirmed a tornado west of Atlanta near where the driver died. The Twister was determined to have peak winds of 90 mph with a path that ran 1.5 miles. At least 10 houses had trees.

The same thunderstorm sent thousands of people to more central parts of Atlanta for shelter and may have spawned at least one other tornado southwest of downtown. Possible tornado damage has also been reported in the Athens region.

Contributors: Elinor Aspegren, USA TODAY; The Associated Press; Adam Friedman and Rachel Wegner, The Nashville Tennessean; Ben Tobin, the Louisville Courier Journal; Gabriela Szymanowska, The Mississippi Clarion Ledger; Max Bryan, The Fort Smith Times Record


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