TORNADO watch: Virginia BRACED for ‘damaging winds, heavy rain and SEVERE weather’

15 April, 2019, 04:57 | Author: Amos Gonzales
  • FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY Severe weather outbreak likely Saturday

Storms that killed at least two people in Texas and one in Louisiana crossed the Mississippi/Alabama state line early Sunday, moving the risk of life-threatening winds, strong tornadoes and large hail to a large section of the United States.

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for portions of central and eastern Kentucky.

The Angelina County Sheriff's Office says an 8-year-old and a 3-year-old died Saturday when the tree toppled onto the back of their family's auto in Lufkin while it was in motion.

Roy Ratliff, 95, died after a tree crashed onto his trailer in northeastern Mississippi, Monroe County Road Manager Sonny Clay said at a news conference, adding that a tornado had struck.

Two children, siblings aged 3 and 8, were killed on Saturday when a tree fell on the vehicle in which they were sitting in Pollok, Texas, said a spokeswoman for the Angelina County Sheriff's Department. Alto is about 140 miles (225 kilometers) north of Houston. Damage was reported early Saturday evening in Vicksburg, Mississippi, as severe thunderstorms rumbled through the city. A few tornadoes are also possible. Franklin is about 125 miles (200 kilometres) south of Dallas.

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In a preliminary damage report, the National Weather Service assigned the tornado an EF-3 rating, saying peak winds reached around 140 miles per hour in Franklin.

There were multiple confirmed fatalities and multiple injuries in Monroe County from severe weather overnight, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency said without providing any additional details. Some people had to be extricated from damaged dwellings. No injuries were reported, and news footage showed shattered windows and rooftop debris.

The threat of severe weather will likely increase throughout the day, the National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center said.

In preparation for the inclement weather reaching Georgia, the Augusta National announced it would move up the start time on Sunday for Round 4 of the Masters in hope that play would finish before thunderstorms reached the golf course, according to CBS.

Residents have reported downed power lines, cars overturned and homes completely destroyed, KBTX reports.

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