Four dead as tornadoes rip through Texas, Mississippi – ABC

The people of Mississippi and others in the American South threatened by this severe weather are in my thoughts and prayers.

The storms broke out across the Deep South on Saturday and early Sunday.

An ongoing outbreak of severe weather has brought reports of at least 13 tornadoes from Texas to Mississippi Saturday into Sunday — and the threat will continue throughout the morning. At least four people have died, including two children who were crushed inside a car in Angelina County, Texas.



There were also two deaths overnight in Monroe County, Mississippi, as a reported tornado ripped through Hamilton, about 45 miles northeast of the campus of Mississippi State University. In Alto, Texas, 25 people attending a field day were transported to a local hospital with injuries. More than 150,000 customers were without power across five states — Texas, Missouri, Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana — on Sunday morning.

South side of Franklin, Tx- north of College Station hit by tornado- We’re live in the middle of the destruction at 6!#abc13
— Deborah Wrigley (@wrigleyABC13) April 13, 2019

The two children, a 3-year-old and 8-year-old, were both pronounced dead at the scene in Lufkin, Texas, when a tree fell on the car they were sitting in Saturday afternoon.

Tornado watches were still in effect Sunday morning in the South, including parts of Florida, Alabama and Tennessee. A line of intense storms was moving through this area Sunday morning with rotation being detected in some of the more intense cells. The tornado watches in this region go through the morning hours.

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