Tornado Watch until 5 AM for South Mississippi

Severe storms and wind gusts up to 40 mph will hit New Orleans Saturday afternoon

One person was killed in northeastern MS when a tree crashed onto his trailer, Monroe County Road Manager Sonny Clay said at a news conference, adding that a tornado had struck. Nineteen residents were taken to hospitals, including two in critical condition.

Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley says multiple people were injured and multiple homes were damaged in Hamilton, Mississippi, which is 140 miles (225 kilometers) southwest of Memphis, Tennessee.

Tornado warnings and watches were posted in the state Saturday night as the severe weather exited MS into Alabama.

"It looks like a storm came up through Louisiana and into MS and exploded in Monroe County", Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell said.

Debris is strewn in flooded water in the Pemberton Quarters strip mall following severe weather Saturday, April 13, 2019 in Vicksburg, Miss.

The storm damaged a roof of a hotel in New Albany, Mississippi, and Mississippi State University's 21,000 students huddled in basements and hallways as a tornado neared the campus in Starkville.

There were reports of multiple injuries, the NWS said, and KBTX-TV reported widespread damage. Isolated damage reports came in from throughout the state, including the hard-hit area of Troy in Pike County.


Tornado damage seen over the weekend.

Authorities in East Texas say two children were killed after a tree fell on a auto as it was being driven during a strong storm.

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 children, ages 8 and 3, were dead at the scene, while both parents, who were in the front seat, escaped injury, he said.

The storms most capable of producing tornadoes and large hail will be the individual, rotating cells that form ahead of a larger complex of thunderstorms. Power outages were wide spread throughout the path of the storm, with 35,824 without power in Texas, 16,160 in Louisiana, 24,029 in Missouri, 27,877 in MS, 10,543 in Alabama and 12,170 in Georgia, according to PowerOutage.US.

The massive storm system that killed several people from Texas to MS is now barreling east, threatening to spawn tornadoes and other catastrophic weather from New England to the Gulf Coast.

Franklin, Texas, roughly 125 miles south of Dallas, was nearly entirely flattened by a tornado, according to the Robertson County Sheriff's Office.

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