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US9 Dead as Tornadoes, Wind and Flooding Extend From Texas to Northeast

01:50  16 april  2019
01:50  16 april  2019 Source:   nytimes.com

As blizzard exits central U.S., severe weather to erupt this weekend from new storm in South

As blizzard exits central U.S., severe weather to erupt this weekend from new storm in South A tornado outbreak is possible Saturday, with a widespread risk of wind damage. More severe storms could flare up Sunday. The southern storm this weekend and the central U.S. cyclone that came before have both been fueled by a very active jet stream pattern that may spur additional storminess next week. Subscribe to the Post Most newsletter: Today’s most popular stories on The Washington Post Unlike the blizzard that just passed — which relied on a feed of frigid air from the Arctic, the weekend storm will draw from very warm, humid air from the Gulf of Mexico.

In Hamilton, Miss., about 170 miles northeast of Jackson, a man was found dead in his home on Sunday morning, the Monroe County sheriff, Cecil The National Weather Service said severe storms and damaging wind and hail hit many areas across the South, particularly from eastern Texas to

Strong winds during the height of the storm through Sunday will cause extensive blowing and drifting snow, blizzard conditions and broken tree limbs. Near and just south of the heavy snow area, a substantial amount of sleet and freezing rain occurred just north of Interstate 70 in Ohio and Indiana.

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FRANKLIN, Tex. — As a powerful tornado bore down on Saturday, Victor Henry gathered his wife and children together to ride out the storm in the hallway of their home.

“They told us that it was coming our way,” Mr. Henry, 49, said Monday, recalling the moments before the storm hit. “I looked and it was cloudy. It started lifting us up, and my son grabbed my shoulder and said, ‘Daddy,’ and I said, ‘Hold on.’”

Southern US to be in the crosshairs of a dangerous severe weather, tornado outbreak

Southern US to be in the crosshairs of a dangerous severe weather, tornado outbreak There is significant risk to lives and property this weekend associated with a severe weather outbreak that includes the potential for multiple strong tornadoes in the Southern states. All facets of severe weather are anticipated this weekend, ranging from damaging wind gusts and large hail to frequent lightning strikes, flash flooding and tornadoes. However, the setup this weekend, especially during Saturday afternoon and evening, is conducive for the formation of a significant number of tornadoes. Some of them can be strong and on the ground for more than a few minutes.

Six deaths related to flooding were confirmed in Pulaski County Sunday. According to Pulaski County Sheriff Ron Long, there were NWS Shreveport reported a tornado southwest of Foreman, just across the Red River Sunday evening. The tornado was on the ground at Highway 41 heading northeast .

At least nine more dead as tornadoes and near hurricane-force winds batter the South from A woman's body was found early this morning in a vehicle that had become trapped in a flooded An extremely dangerous tornado outbreak is expected to endanger many lives and property from Texas

The tornado slammed through the heart of a residential area near the small downtown of Franklin, Tex., about 125 miles south of Dallas, leaving blocks of rubble in its wake. It destroyed 55 homes, a church, four businesses, a duplex and part of the local housing authority building, the authorities said. Some people had to be pulled out of damaged dwellings.

Although no deaths were reported in Franklin, the system that swept across the country over the weekend, from Texas to the Northeast, spawned tornadoes and flooding that killed at least nine people, including three children, and left a trail of damaged homes, splintered trees and power outages.

“It has been five or six years since we’ve seen tornadoes of that magnitude at this time of year,” said Scott Overpeck, a senior meteorologist with the National Weather Service in southeast Texas. The service said the storm in Franklin had winds of at least 136 m.p.h.

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.

In addition to the tornadoes , flooding was reported in the St. Louis area as well as parts of several other states. A coroner in southern Illinois confirmed The tornado was on the ground at Highway 41 heading northeast . Emergency management officials in Waldron, Arkansas reported that almost all

Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday described the flash flooding that had killed at least three SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday described the flash flooding Twelve people were listed as missing, including eight from an extended family from Corpus Christi

As salvage crews combed through the destruction under a bright noontime sun on Monday, the savagery inflicted on the Henrys’ home stood out: the center had been demolished, giving the appearance that it was two houses. This was where Mr. Henry, his wife, Connie, and four of their children had hunkered down throughout the ordeal. (Their fifth child was out of town.)

9 Dead as Tornadoes, Wind and Flooding Extend From Texas to Northeast© Loren Elliott for The New York Times Dozens of homes were destroyed by the storm in Franklin. The roof was gone. Pieces of lumber protruded from the windshield of their silver minivan parked outside. “Debris was flying all over,” Mr. Henry recalled.

“After it was over and everything, we kind of got up and, of course, we walked out into what we thought was the living room,” he said. “Instead, we were really standing outside, because there were no walls.”

In all, at least 17 tornadoes blew through Texas, Mississippi, Alabama and Ohio over the weekend. The storms also dumped snow on parts of the Midwest and deluged the Northeast with heavy rain before moving out to sea on Monday. Four people died in Texas, two in Louisiana, and one each in Mississippi, Alabama and Virginia.

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.

Preceded by more than a week of heavy rain, a slow-moving storm system dropped tremendous precipitation across much of Texas and Oklahoma during the nights of May 24–26, 2015, triggering record-breaking floods . Additionally, many areas reported tornado activity and lightning.

A tornado was spotted west of Interstate 35E and State Highway 287 between Midlothian and Waxahachie, according to the Department of Public The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado in Hill County on Saturday as heavy storms with rotation were moving through southern parts

Two children were killed when a pine tree fell onto their family car during a severe thunderstorm Saturday on a back road in East Texas, near Pollok, about 150 miles southeast of Dallas. Dilynn Creel, 8, and his brother, Jace, 3, both died at the scene. They were with their parents, who were returning home to what they thought would be safety to ride out the storm, said Kirsten Redd, a family friend.

“They were less than 200 yards from their home,” she said on Monday. “A tree fell in front of them and blocked their path. They were going to back up the road a little bit when a second tree fell, on the back of their car.”

Ms. Redd’s son is a second-grade student who has been a friend and a playmate of Dilynn since they were toddlers.

“He was full of smiles, and his smile just lit up a room. His brother was just a spit and image of him,” Ms. Redd said. “There’s a video of Dilynn from Friday for the school’s field day. He was warming up for his egg-on-a-spoon race. He won several different ribbons.”

The large storm system also caused flash floods in Louisiana, where a 13-year-old drowned in a drainage canal that filled with water after flash flooding struck Bawcomville, near Monroe. Separately, one person died when a car was submerged in floodwaters in Calhoun.

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At least a dozen confirmed tornadoes hit communities across the country over the weekend

At least four tornadoes struck Texas east of Dallas in Eustace, Caney City and Canton on Saturday, killing at least four people, authorities said. The tornadoes were part of the same system that has put millions under flash flood watches and warnings. Parts of southwestern Missouri and northern

Flooding of homes was expected near Peach Creek and the West Fork of the San Jacinto River northeast of downtown Houston, and along the Trinity It wasn't just tornadoes Tuesday. Over six inches of rain triggered severe flash flooding in northeast Arkansas, including the city of Jonesboro.

Heavy rains and storms raked Mississippi into the night Saturday as the storms moved east. They damaged a roof of a hotel in New Albany, and Mississippi State University’s 21,000 students huddled in basements and hallways as a tornado neared the campus in Starkville.

A university spokesman, Sid Salter, said some debris, possibly carried by the tornado, was found on campus, but no injuries were reported, and no buildings were damaged.

In Ohio, a tornado touched down about 5 p.m. on Sunday in Shelby, a town of 10,000 about 90 miles southwest of Cleveland. About a half-dozen homes were damaged, and at least six people were injured.

“If there is a silver lining to the cloud that passed us, was the time, day and location — just a half a mile to the north and our residential neighborhoods would have been devastated,” Lance Combs, the police chief, said on Facebook on Sunday night.

High winds whipped much of the Eastern United States on Sunday, from Ohio to Pennsylvania and from New York south to the Florida Panhandle. In Stafford, Va., a 78-year old woman was killed when a tree fell on her home early Monday.

The same storm system caused some late-season snow, ranging from four to six inches, in Northern Illinois, southwestern Wisconsin and parts of the lower peninsula of Michigan.

Powerful storms kill 3 as they barrel through the Deep South

Powerful storms kill 3 as they barrel through the Deep South Powerful storms pounded the Deep South with rains and strong winds, killing at least three people and threatening some areas with tornadoes on Good Friday. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Storms marched east Friday morning, with a tornado watch continuing in south Georgia and the Florida Panhandle. More than 100,000 people are without power in the Southeast.

A rain-wrapped tornado has been reported north and west of Winters, Texas . A funnel cloud was A wind gust of 73 mph was reported by emergency management two miles northeast of Salina Winds gusting up to 82 mph destroyed a shed and tossed a 30-foot travel trailer across a lawn in Winneshiek

At least four dead from tornadoes and storms in eastern Texas . Search and rescue efforts are underway after weekend tornadoes , flooding and severe storms left A 65-year-old woman in De Witt, about 80 miles east of Little Rock, died when winds felled a tree that crushed her mobile home.

By Monday morning, however, the last vestiges of the heavy rainstorms had moved through Boston, and most of the severe weather was pushing off the East Coast. Early morning showers and thunderstorms with brief wind gusts greeted 32,500 participants in the Boston Marathon on race day.

Nearly 200,000 customers were without electricity in Pennsylvania, Virginia, New Jersey and New York on Monday, according to www.poweroutage.us.

Back in Franklin, in a strange epilogue, the storm also unleashed a hive of bees that swarmed through the area of destroyed homes on Monday morning. Mr. Henry was stung on his upper right eyelid, and a bee got stuck in Mrs. Henry’s hair, stinging her scalp.

Follow Adeel Hassan on Twitter: @adeelnyt.

Dave Montgomery reported from Franklin, and Adeel Hassan from New York. Loren Elliott contributed reporting from Franklin, and Anemona Hartocollis from New York.

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