Thursday, 18 April, 2019

Deadly storms leave thousands without power in eastern U.S.

WATCH Devastation Wrought by Deadly Tornado in Texas Deadly storms continue their destruction across southern U.S.
Jeannette Daniel | 15 April, 2019, 19:29

A wave of severe storms moved across the Tennessee Valley early Sunday morning, leaving behind damage in many communities.

"This line is capable of producing damaging winds, large hail and possibly an isolated tornado", the weather service said.

At least one mobile home was destroyed, throwing a man from the mobile home.

They hope to work with clean-up crews and build temporary shelters for people who lost their homes.

Clay said 19 people were taken to hospitals for treatment, including two in critical condition.

National Weather Service meteorologist John Moore said a possible twister touched down Saturday in the Vicksburg, Mississippi, area. They found each other while crawling through the remnants of the house they have lived in since 1972.

"The survey is in relation to the severe thunderstorms that moved through the area on April 15th", the weather service said. No injuries were reported, but officials reported damage to several businesses and vehicles. Some thunderstorms continue moving through our region.

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Shelby is about 90 miles (144.83 kilometers) from Cleveland. Six people were hurt and at least 30 buildings were damaged in Richland County.

More than 54,000 homes and businesses were without power in Pennsylvania, according to the tracking site PowerOutage.US, with 139,000 more outages reported across New York, Rhode Island, Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland and New Jersey.

But the majority of damaged remained in the Southern part of the U.S.

A local group is heading to Alto and Franklin to help those impacted by a tornado and severe storms that swept through the state Saturday, killing two children.

CNN affiliate KWTX reported widespread damage in the Robertson County town of Franklin, including uprooted trees and roofs ripped off buildings. Trees were toppled and minor damage was reported in residential areas east of the campus.

A third child, Sebastian Omar Martinez, 13, drowned late on Saturday when he fell into a drainage ditch filled with flash floodwaters near Monroe, Louisiana, said Deputy Glenn Springfield of the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office. Several hours later, a person died in a submerged vehicle near Interstate 20 in Calhoun.

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.

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