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First Alert Forecast: The Midlands could see strong to severe storms Sunday

Severe storms and wind gusts up to 40 mph will hit New Orleans Saturday afternoon Severe storms and wind gusts up to 40 mph will hit New Orleans Saturday afternoon
Deanna Wagner | 14 April, 2019, 22:42

There is a slight risk of severe weather, with the main threats being damaging winds, hail and a possible isolated tornado can't be ruled out. A tornado was reported in the area 140 miles (225 kilometers) southwest of Memphis, Tennessee, at the time. A tornado was reported in the area at the time. "Some storms may also produce large hail or torrential downpours resulting in localized flash flooding", the National Weather Service tweeted.

Overall, the risk for severe weather is low for Pearl River, Stone, George, Jackson, Harrison and Hancock counties.

Authorities in MS have identified the man who they say was killed after a tornado struck his town.

The roof of a hotel in New Albany, Mississippi, was damaged, although the cause was unclear.

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.

The Storm Prediction Center has issued an enhanced risk (level 3 out of 5) stretching from eastern Alabama through the southern Appalachians and into the Ohio Valley. Earlier, two children died in East Texas after a tree fell on their moving auto.

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Gurley says Ratliff was inside his home on Center Hill Road when a tree smashed through his mobile home crushing him in his sleep.

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency warned of a confirmed tornado around Saturday night.

Police in Monroe County earlier described the destruction from the storm Saturday evening. The children, ages 3 and 8, were killed when a tree fell on a vehicle Saturday.

Multiple people have been reported injured as tornadoes continued to flare along the Mississippi-Alabama state line late Saturday and early Sunday. The parents in the front seats were not hurt.

"It looks like a storm came up through Louisiana and into MS and exploded in Monroe County", Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell said.

According to the National Weather Service, the tornado was rain-wrapped and moved through Milam into Robertson County.