Tupelo, Mississippi was hit hard by a tornado that crushed trees and ruined homes and businesses.
For another day, severe storms were forecast across much of the southern region on Tuesday, with continued fluctuating weather conditions that devastated tornadoes, hitting parts of the region, both Sunday and day. Monday The storm killed two in Georgia and one in Tennessee.
The threat zone for Tuesday’s severe thunderstorms and tornadoes covered more than 1,000 miles from the lower Mississippi Valley and southeast to the Upper Ohio Valley, AccuWeather said.
Much of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee, as well as corners of Arkansas and Georgia, are at increased risk for the worst weather, according to the Storm Forecast Center. The zone is home to more than 11 million people, and that includes Nashville. Birmingham, Alabama; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; And Jackson, Mississippi, said the forecaster.
“Threats from these storms will include rainfall from floods, hail, damaging gusts and a few tornadoes,” said Tyler Roys, AccuWeather senior meteorologist.
Tornado clocks were issued Tuesday morning by the National Weather Service for parts of Mississippi and Alabama.
Storms can include gusts of up to 70 mph and hail the size of a golf ball, forecasters said, noting. “The tornado is likely from Tuesday to Tuesday evening” in parts of Mississippi.
Severe storms swept through parts of Tennessee starting at sunrise Tuesday morning, causing heavy rains and causing tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings. A woman died when a tree fell over her home as the storm moved through the state on Tuesday, Ray Wiggington, director of emergency management at Weakley County, told WKRN-TV.He said at least six mobile homes. It was damaged by the fallen tree around 4.00 am.
Tuesday’s risk stems from heavy weather that moved across the South on Sunday and Monday, which damaged homes and trees that fell from Mississippi to West Virginia.
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The tornado, which was discovered in Atlanta on Monday, left thousands in search of shelter and a man was killed when a fallen tree brought power lines to his car. A motorist died after a fireman cut him from a car in Douglasville, Georgia, west of Atlanta.
In central Georgia, Carla Harris, 55, was killed on Monday after a tree fell on her Bonaire home, Houston County emergency officials said.
In Mississippi, forecasters confirmed 12 tornadoes Sunday and night, including the Yazoo Tornado, which stretches 30 miles, and another tornado moving through the suburbs of Byram and Terry in southern Jackson, causing extensive damage. 1,000 yards
At least one tornado hit last Monday night, wreaking havoc in western Arkansas.
A tornado was reportedly touching into the Roland area, according to weather meteorologist Tyler Snider. Tornadoes may touch Van Buren, according to local NWS radar signatures.
In South Carolina, at least one tornado was reported Monday afternoon, in Abbeville County, no injuries were reported. In Greenwood, downed trees and power lines were reported as vehicles were bombed and the storage building was badly damaged. Several locations reported hail the size of a golf ball.
A potential tornado on Monday morning knocked down trees and power lines in southern Kentucky, according to weather reports.
The results of a preliminary weather service survey concluded that Kentucky was an EF-1 90 mph tornado, with most of the damage done in Tompkinsville Weather meteorologist Cliff Goff said Monday afternoon.
In West Virginia, Jefferson County Communications Supervisor James Hayden said one person was injured when a potential tornado hit the timber company on Monday evening.
Weather officials confirmed a tornado in western Atlanta was near the point of death among motorists. Tornadoes are slated to have winds of up to 90 mph with 1.5 miles of trails running, at least 10 houses with trees on it.
The same thunderstorm sent thousands of people to shelter in the central Atlanta area and could cause at least one more tornado to the southwest of downtown. There were also reports of tornado damage in areas surrounding Athens.
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