The massive storm system that killed several people from Texas to MS is now barreling east, threatening to spawn tornadoes and other catastrophic weather from New England to the Gulf Coast. Damage from that first round of storms included reports of trees down in Gwinnett, Walton, Paulding, Butts and Lamar counties.
The storms most capable of producing tornadoes and large hail will be the individual, rotating cells that form ahead of a larger complex of thunderstorms.
The MSU Crisis Action Team is investigating reports of damage and evaluating the situation.
The storm damaged a roof of a hotel in New Albany, Mississippi, and Mississippi State University's 21,000 students huddled in basements and hallways as a tornado neared the campus in Starkville.
At least one person was killed and about two dozen others were injured after a suspected tornado struck the Caddo Mounds State Historic Site in East Texas during a Native American cultural event in Alto, about 130 miles (209 kilometers) southeast of Dallas.
The Houston County Sheriff's Office also confirmed to PEOPLE that a 70-year-old woman, whom police have identified as Kathryn Baxter, died in her home located in the eastern part of Houston County, Texas, from storm-related debris.Читайте также: LeBron James pledges 'championship mindset' to upcoming free agents
The storms produced additional tornadoes throughout Louisiana and MS on Saturday night as the storm moved east threatening the upper Ohio Valley and central Appalachians to the upper Gulf Coast on Sunday, before moving to the mid-Atlantic.
A preliminary damage survey found that a tornado with peak intensity of EF-3 and winds up to 140 miles per hour touched down in Robertson County, according to a tweet from the National Weather Service in Forth Worth.
A possible tornado knocked out power and left damage in Troy, about 50 miles (80 kilometres) south of Montgomery.
A tree lies on its side following a suspected tornado in Franklin, Texas, on Saturday, April 13, 2019. Two people were hospitalized for injuries that were not thought to be life-threatening, while others were treated at the scene, Yezak said. Crews were sent to survey the damage. Some people had to be extricated from their homes.
A vehicle lies upside down in a ditch following a suspected tornado, Saturday, April 13, 2019 in Franklin, Texas.
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