Tornadoes, Storms Across Deep South Kill Two People, Damage Homes in Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia

Residents across the Deep South are assessing damage Monday after severe storms and tornadoes battered the region for the second consecutive weekend. At least two deaths, one in Mississippi and one in Alabama, have been blamed on the storms. The National Weather Service counted at least seven reports of tornadoes. High winds from thunderstorms knocked…

1 killed by suspected tornado as storms rake South

HEADLAND, Ala. — A suspected tornado overturned a mobile home in south Alabama, killing one person, as severe weather blasted a wide area across the Deep South. Jerry Oliver Williams, 61, of Henry County died when the storm struck a rural area about 11:30 p.m. Sunday, Coroner Derek Wright said Monday. The area was under…

Tornadoes rip through the South, leaving at least 16 dead

At least 16 people were killed after tornadoes began ripping through the South on Easter, destroying homes and storefronts and leaving over 1 million people without power from an intense storm system now headed towards the Mid-Atlantic. Tornadoes and severe weather hit Central Texas early Sunday, bringing “gigantic” hail and damage, and then traveled east…

Deadly tornadoes batter southern US states

At least 13 people have died after storms triggered tornadoes and flooding across several southern US states. Tornadoes ripped through Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi on Sunday, while severe storms also hit parts of Alabama and Georgia on Monday. More than 900,000 households were without power on Monday morning local time. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency…

Tornado count from Tuesday climbs to five

The tornado count from Tuesday’s stormy weather has climbed again. The National Weather Service in Birmingham has now confirmed five tornadoes touched down in south-central Alabama on Tuesday. The strongest was an EF2 that stuck Barbour County south of Eufaula. Three of the others hit just one county. Pike County had three EF0 twisters, according…

Tornadoes touch down in Alabama and Mississippi

(CNN)At least three tornadoes touched down in multiple locations across the Southeast Tuesday as the National Weather Service issued tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings urging people to seek shelter. There was significant damage, but no deaths, in the Basin Refuge area and in Agricola, areas just south of the city of Lucedale, Mississippi. George County…

Mississippi tornado levels Dollar General store, damages other buildings

A tornado ripped through northeastern Mississippi on Tuesday evening, leveling a Dollar General store and damaging several other buildings. After the twister passed, the store in Tishomingo, about 242 milies northeast of Jackson, near the Alabama and Tennessee state lines, was a pile of rubble, video posted on social media showed. The tornado also caused…