TORNADO WATCH in the Lehigh Valley: What to do if one strikes

A vehicle drives through a flooded section of Muskingum Avenue on Saturday April,13 2019 in Odessa Texas

But there is concern on Monday that gusty winds could rise to 55 miles per hour, possibly leading to airport delays in big hubs from Boston to the Mid-Atlantic, she said. The path length and EF-rating on this second tornado is also unknown.

Combs said the department will be reviewing the activation procedure and examining whether they need to make additional adjustments, the post said.

"Heavy rain in thunderstorms may lead to isolated instances of flooding".

"The storm is so vigorous that tornadoes are still possible after dark", Myers said. The weather service also has a Lake Wind Advisory in place for the city, warning of "strong wind and rough waves on area lakes" that could be hazardous for small craft.

At least five people died over the weekend as powerful thunderstorms that spawned tornadoes made their way toward the Atlantic Coast.

"This is an ongoing threat", said Brian Hurley, from the center.

A third child, Sebastian Omar Martinez, 13, drowned late on Saturday when he fell into a drainage ditch filled with flash floodwaters near Monroe, Louisiana, Deputy Glenn Springfield of the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office said.


The Times Gazette reported several homes and businesses were damaged after an apparent tornado struck Shelby, Ohio, Sunday about 4 p.m. local time.

"A Tornado Watch is in effect for the entire outlook area until 3AM". Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed.

The roof of a hotel in New Albany, Mississippi, was damaged, although the cause was unclear.

According to Capt Alton Lenderman of the Angelina County Sheriff's Office, the tree "flattened the auto like a pancake", but the parents, who were riding in the front of the vehicle, were not injured. Straight-line winds leave debris in a fan-shaped pattern, while tornadoes toss debris in circles.

National Weather Service meteorologist John Moore said a possible twister touched down in the Vicksburg, Mississippi, area.

This story has been corrected to show Hamilton, Mississippi is about 140 miles southwest of Memphis, Tennessee, not 60 miles.

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