At least four people were killed – including two children – after heavy thunderstorms swept through the south on Saturday, causing multiple tornadoes in several states as the threat of severe weather spread north on Sunday.
The County Sheriff's Office in Angelina, Texas, has announced the death of an 8-year-old boy and another 3-year-old child when strong winds toppled a tree at the back of their family's car at Lufkin, located about 115 km northeast of Houston.
Captain Alton Lenderman stated that the parents, who were sitting in front, were not injured.
In Mississippi, a man was killed in the city of Hamilton when a tree fell on his trailer.
At a press conference Sunday, Monroe County Road Director Sonny Clay said 19 people had been taken to hospitals, two of them in critical condition. Hamilton, Missouri, is 140 miles southwest of Memphis, Tennessee.
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According to Fox News meteorologist Adam Klotz, the tornadoes came from a spring storm system that was moving northward Sunday, with the threat of extreme weather on the Appalachians in the center of the coastline. Atlantic.
"We are talking about tens of millions of people with stormy weather before the end of Sunday," he told FOX & Friends on Sunday.
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The Meteorological Prediction Center of the National Meteorological Service announced that a series of severe thunderstorms, which would occur early Sunday morning, is expected to continue in the southeast until late morning and early morning. # 39; afternoon.
"Some fragmentation and possible weakening of this line is expected, but a second set of storms is expected further north in the Appalachians later this afternoon," the NWS said.
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In central Texas, sheriff Gerald Yezak of Robertson County told the Associated Press that a tornado struck on the small town of Franklin Saturday, overturning mobile homes and damaging homes. Other residences. Franklin is located about 125 miles south of Dallas.
The National Meteorological Service stated that preliminary information showed that an EF-3 tornado had been shot down with 140 mph winds. Crews will continue to study the damage over the next few days.
Another possible tornado left damage in southeastern Alabama on Sunday morning.
Power poles and trees were knocked down and parts of buildings were hung up at utility lines in Troy, about 50 miles south of Montgomery. A mobile home community has been damaged, but no injuries have been reported.
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The National Meteorological Service has detected a possible tornado on the radar, but it is unclear whether a tornado or straight winds caused the damage. More than 140,000 customers remained without power in Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas on Sunday morning.