Six people dead as storms, tornadoes tear through Mississippi

Six people dead as storms, tornadoes tear through Mississippi

Six people dead as storms, tornadoes tear through Mississippi

An outbreak of severe thunderstorms was likely Sunday from Louisiana through the Tennessee Valley, the National Weather Service said. Strong winds, and large hail will be possible.

As of early Sunday morning, there were over 60 reports of severe weather from Texas to Kansas including softball-sized hail reports in western Texas.

At least six people have died after tornadoes ripped through the southern U.S. state of MS on Sunday, officials said.

The threat from the storms coincided with the dangers from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

There were 43, 741 customers without power in Texas, 39,478 customers without power in Alabama, 36,973 customers without power in Louisiana, and 17,827 customers without power in MS, according to various power companies.

The city of Monroe first tweeted "reports of damage in multiple neighbourhoods" after the storm hit at noon on Sunday.

With severe weather disabling power lines, thousands of homes were left without electricity on Easter Sunday.

Roughly $30 million in damage was done to airplanes at Monroe Regional Airport, the airport's director, Ron Phillips, told the News-Star. If a local public shelter is open, experts recommend that people take refuge there despite coronavirus concerns. Stay tuned to 105.7 The Hog or 98.9 The Wolf for live severe weather coverage in the event a warning is issued next to or in the coverage area. "Widespread damaging winds and several tornadoes will be possible with this line".

The office's meteorologists have also forecasted possible flash flooding over parts of far North Georgia this afternoon and overnight.

Most other areas will receive 3 to 6 inches. A warm front will advance through North Alabama in the next hour or two.

Clouds will build this evening and through the evening as a frontal systems moves into the Carolinas.

By Monday, the system will focus on the East Coast.

Tornadoes in MS and Louisiana have caused "catastrophic" damage and at least three deaths after touching down Sunday, emergency officials say. The entire state is under a moderate risk with the possibility of EF2 tornadoes or stronger.

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