Crews continue to search homes in wake of Texas tornadoes
- Author: Megan Austin May 03, 2017,
May 03, 2017, 0:25
National Weather Service surveyors have already confirmed seven tornadoes in MS, and Gov. Phil Bryant said the total could rise to as many as 20.
People are taking stock of the damage after severe weather over the weekend killed at least 14 people in five Southern states.
Severe weather was expected elsewhere in the South. Parts of the Florida Panhandle could be affected by severe thunderstorms or high winds and risky rip currents.
Tornadoes in East Texas killed four people, five people were killed in Arkansas during high winds and flooding, two people were killed in each Missouri and MS, and one in Tennessee.
In Tennessee, a two-year-old girl was pronounced dead at a hospital in Nashville after she was struck by a heavy metal football goalpost blown over by heavy winds, according to the city's police department.
Storms rolled eastward in a band stretching from Alabama into the Ohio River valley on Monday, leaving isolated pockets of damage in their wake.
Four confirmed tornadoes impacted Northeast Texas on the afternoon and evening of April 29, 2017.
A woman was killed by a falling tree near Fayetteville, Tennessee, on Sunday, Angela Phelps with the Lincoln County Department of Emergency Management confirmed to CNN.
A second death was reported Sunday, but details were not available. She could not confirm news reports that the missing were children who were in a auto swept off a bridge. Authorities warned the death toll was expected to go up.
"I really thought when we got out of our neighborhood, there would be damage everywhere". And in hard-hit Durant, Mayor Tasha Davis said it could be up to a week before repairs on a substation that supplies power to the 900 customers of the city-owned electrical system.
Sawmill Fire briefing held tonight for J6/Mescal residents
The fire started Sunday about 10 miles (16.1 kilometers) southeast of Green Valley, then swept across the Santa Rita Mountains. The fire has been elevated to Type I status because of its complexity, according to the Southwest Incident Management Team.
Despite the husband's efforts to rescue his wife, their vehicle was swept away with the 72-year-old woman inside. In Dewitt, Arkansas, a person was killed after a tree fell onto a mobile home.
Flash-flooding wreaked havoc in Arkansas, while aerial footage of the Missouri storms showed entire communities subsumed in flood waters. The agency did not provide further details, but the Cleburne County Sheriff's Office said on its Facebook page that Fire Chief Doug Deckard died "in a tragic accident" while checking an area during a thunderstorm. Her body was found when the water receded, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said.
Tornadoes and flooding kill at least 14 as unsafe weather hammered parts of the midwest and the south.
I-70 in Kansas was closed due to a "rare late-season blizzard" that has dumped 3-4 inches of snow with strong winds.
A total of 93 evacuations and 33 water rescues were reported Saturday, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens said.
The destruction cut a path 35 miles long and five miles wide, Ms Everett said. Several men worked frantically in an area 50 miles from Dallas to pull a man and two young children from an overturned pickup in rushing water.
In a few horrifying moments that must have felt like an eternity, a series of four tornadoes touched down - one staying on the ground for an astonishing 51 miles.
Survey teams will return to Van Zandt and Henderson counties today to look at the damage from Saturday's deadly storms.