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USStorms leave deaths, damage and injuries in their wake

00:15  16 april  2019
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Tornado touches down in Texas as severe storm system threatens Southeast

Tornado touches down in Texas as severe storm system threatens Southeast A tornado ripped through Franklin, Texas, on Saturday, as the National Weather Service in the state posted one tornado warning after another, and more severe storms are forecast throughout the Southeast and Ohio River Valley.

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — Weekend storms raked parts of the Southeast, leaving deaths and injuries in their wake as a tornado smashed into a commercial district in a small City spokesman Joe Dillon said the tornado also seriously damaged a school and two community center buildings.

Storm system that had already killed more than a dozen people in Midwest blew through Northeast with violent wind and rain, spawning tornado north of Albany that injured Putnam and Westchester were spared more damage because the Hudson River stole much of the storm 's bluster, meterologists said.

Storms leave deaths, damage and injuries in their wake© The Associated Press Robert Scott looks through a family Bible that he pulled out of the rubble Sunday, April 14, 2019, from his Seely Drive home outside of Hamilton, Miss., after an apparent tornado touched down Saturday night. (AP Photo/Jim Lytle)

Strong storms, including at least one tornado, swept through parts of the Midwest and the Mid-Atlantic region, damaging homes and businesses and causing injuries after storms in the South killed at least eight people.

Storms that hit Ohio on Sunday and moved into New Jersey overnight into Monday brought heavy rains, lightning, strong winds and, in Ohio, at least one tornado. The storms followed worse conditions that had swept across the South , unleashing more than a dozen confirmed tornadoes and flooding, killing at least eight people, injuring dozens and flattening much of a Texas town.

2 children dead, many homes damaged as storms pummel South

2 children dead, many homes damaged as storms pummel South Authorities say powerful storms that rolled across the South spawned at least two suspected tornadoes, damaged homes and killed two children in Texas. 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 car in Lufkin, Texas, while it was in motion. Meteorologist John Moore said a possible twister touched down in the Vicksburg, Mississippi, area. No injuries have been reported.

The storms also left significant damage in our Missouri counties. In Butler County, winds lifted a grain bin off its foundation near Broseley and tossed it A sheriff’s office dispatcher told Region 8 News the storm “went over the Norfork area,” but there were no reports of damage . That was not the case in

Environment Canada will be busy next week checking to see if tornadoes touched down in the area from Oakville to Georgetown and around the lake to Niagara Falls and Fort Erie. Damage is wide spread and varied. Power outages are scattered throughout the region.

In Virginia, about an hour south of Washington, authorities said a tree fell on a house and killed a woman early Monday morning. The Stafford County Sheriff's Office said the unidentified woman, 78, had been asleep when the tree fell at 1:43 a.m. An 82-year-old man who was in the home was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life threatening.

In Shelby, Ohio, the National Weather Service said a tornado touched down Sunday. No deaths were reported, but Richland County emergency officials said that about a half-dozen homes and businesses were damaged and that at least six people were injured in the city roughly 90 miles (145 kilometers) southwest of Cleveland.

The weather service says a possible tornado also swept through part of Clark County in western Ohio on Sunday, about 40 miles west of Columbus, and damaged some mobile homes. There were no immediate reports of injuries there.

3 children die as powerful storms sweep across southern U.S.

3 children die as powerful storms sweep across southern U.S. Two children died in Texas when a tree fell on the car they were in, and a boy in Louisiana drowned in a drainage area, officials said.

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Powerful storms tore through Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri on Thursday morning, downing power lines and damaging several buildings. Police Chief Gerald Goza of the Egypt Police Department said his office received phone calls after storms went through their

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Storms on Monday spawned a tornado watch and flooded roadways in some areas of New Jersey, causing a roof to collapse at an apartment complex in Camden, though no injuries were reported. The weather disrupted rail service in the mid-Atlantic region, caused delays at airports and left tens of thousands of utility customers without power.

More than 20,000 customers lost power in New Jersey when the storms hit, though crews were able to quickly restore service to most.

The weather service confirmed Monday that a tornado significantly damaged a lumber company Sunday evening in Starbrick, in northern Pennsylvania.

Vermont officials say flooding from spring rains closed a number of roads Monday. An emergency operations center has been activated to help communities respond to the flooding.

The weather service said Monday that a survey team found evidence of an EF-3 twister with winds of at least 136 mph near Weches, Texas, and that two other smaller tornadoes touched down in the same region on Saturday. Another EF-3 twister flattened part of Franklin, Texas.

The system moved eastward into Mississippi, where weather service teams have confirmed eight tornadoes. And at least three weak tornadoes struck Alabama on Sunday.

Four people were killed in Texas. The other victims died in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.

Violent storms, floods, tornadoes leave 5 dead in South.
Violent storms unleashed floods and tornadoes across Texas and Louisiana late Wednesday and early Thursday, leaving at least five people dead. Two people were killed early Thursday in Ruston, in north-central Louisiana, after a tornado ripped through the town and Louisiana Tech University campus around 2:30 a.m. local time. "I've never seen it this bad in my 43 years. It's tragic, and it's going to be a while before we can get all this cleaned up," Lincoln Parish Sheriff Mike Stone said. Ruston Mayor Ronny Walker confirmed the two fatalities but declined to identify them. "It's bad; real bad," Walker said.

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