Severe Weather Storm in Mississippi, Oklahoma, Alabama
A severe weather outbreak is unfolding in the Deep South on Sunday. The National Weather Service reported tornadoes in parts of Louisiana, including in the city of Monroe. All flights are canceled until further notice due to weather conditions and debris removal from the runways.
Severe thunderstorms are likely into Sunday night, with the greatest threat in Louisiana through the Tennessee Valley.
South part of Louisiana faced an onslaught of severe weather. Nearly two dozen homes were reported to have damage after a tornado struck the northern part of Louisiana on Sunday.
The tornado that struck Monroe is part of a powerful storm system. The tornado in Monroe has caused heavy rain, tornadoes and hail. The city of Monroe said on Twitter there were “reports of damage in multiple neighborhoods” after the storm. Multiple planes and hangers were damaged at the Monroe Regional Airport.
The National Weather Service had declared a tornado emergency for Monroe and the surrounding communities at 11:44 a.m. CDT as a confirmed “damaging” tornado was hitting the area.
The NWS said that 20 homes in one subdivision were reported to have sustained damage. City officials said additional damage was reported at one of the office buildings in the airport complex. Another photo from the city showed damage at the airport, including several aircraft that appeared to be overturned.
Other images from the city revealed downed power lines in various areas.
Severe Weather Storm in Mississippi Oklahoma Alabama:
ARKANSAS COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE LITTLE RIVER MILLER SEVIER
OKLAHOMA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE:
ATOKA BRYAN CARTER CHOCTAW COAL GARVIN HASKELL HUGHES JOHNSTON LATIMER LE FLORE LOVE MARSHALL MCCURTAIN MURRAY PITTSBURG PONTOTOC PUSHMATAHA
TEXAS COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE: BOWIE CAMP CASS DELTA FANNIN FRANKLIN GRAYSON HOPKINS HUNT LAMAR MARION MORRIS RAINS RED RIVER TITUS UPSHUR WOOD
Mark Pierce, a spokesman for the Desoto Parish Sheriff’s Office told: ”Multiple trees and power lines were down in Kingston and surrounding areas, and a few mobile homes were hit”. A large tree was blocking U.S. Highway 84 heading into Mansfield.
“We’ve had some pretty significant damage,” Pierce said.
He said the sheriff and road crews were still out assessing the impacts, but there had not been any reports of injuries. More than 5.8 million people live in the area where the most dangerous weather was most likely, including Birmingham, Ala., and Jackson, Miss. The storm center said some 95 million people may be impacted by these storms.
Nearly the entire state of Alabama is in the moderate risk area for severe weather through early Monday morning. The NWS said strong tornadoes, widespread damaging winds, and large hail are all possible.
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Storm Affected Areas:
Here are some info about wind sped and areas affected along with time.
At 1:55 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Clarks, or 11 miles southwest of Columbia moving northeast at 60 miles per hour.
A severe thunderstorm was located near Ludlow, or 14 miles southwest of Carthage, moving northeast at 80 miles per hour At 1:06 PM CDT.
At 1:05 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Indian Bayou, or 8 miles northeast of Kaplan, moving northeast at 60 miles per hour.
A severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Holly Bluff, or 8 miles southeast of Rolling Fork, moving east at 55 miles per hour At 1:05 PM CDT.
At 12:35 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Myrleville, or 10 miles west of Canton, moving northeast at 80 miles per hour.
At 12:26 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Gassoway, or near Eudora, moving northeast at 60 miles per hour.
At 12:21 PM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Monticello to near Delhi to near Winnsboro, moving east at 65 miles per hour.
At 12:16 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located 7 miles northwest of Tenaha, or 9 miles south of Carthage, moving northeast at 65 miles per hour.
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