Multiple structures in Franklin, Texas were destroyed by a tornado on Saturday, as severe weather swept through eastern Texas toward Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi.
More than 100 million people from the middle of the United States to the East Coast were at risk of extreme weather, facing warnings of heavy thunderstorms and another round of tornadoes, said meteorologist Bob Oravec of the National Weather Service's Weather Prediction Center. "Some storms may also produce large hail or torrential downpours resulting in localized flash flooding", the National Weather Service tweeted.
The MSU Crisis Action Team is investigating reports of damage and evaluating the situation. Trees were down and at least some minor damage was reported in residential areas east of the campus.
The same system caused damage in Columbus, Mississippi. Damage was reported early Saturday evening in Vicksburg, Mississippi, as severe thunderstorms rumbled through the city.
Tornado warnings remained in effect on Sunday for southeastern Alabama's Barbour and Russell counties, Oravec said.
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Riley Carter, left and Thomas Boles, center help Jerry Whitaker, right clean up the remains of his brothers house on Seely Drive outside of Hamilton, Miss. after a storm moved through the area on Sunday, April 14, 2019. This puts the bluegrass state in the possible bullseye for severe storms. Franklin is located about 125 miles (200 kilometers) south of Dallas.
Crews will continue to go door to door throughout the night.
Two people were hospitalized for injuries not thought to be life-threatening, while others were treated at the scene for minor injuries, Yezak said.
Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley says multiple people were injured and multiple homes were damaged in Hamilton, Mississippi, which is 140 miles (225 kilometers) southwest of Memphis, Tennessee. Some people had to be extricated from their homes.
Downed trees and damage to buildings and a transmission tower were reported, said meteorologist Monique Sellers.