Two children killed as storms, tornadoes move through Texas

Rodiano Bonacci
Апреля 15, 2019

Multiple injuries were reported in the Robertson County town of Franklin, the NWS said. Trees were toppled and minor damage was reported in residential areas east of the campus.

About 90 million people are under the gun for destructive weather Sunday, CNN meteorologist Haley Brink said. Capt. Alton Lenderman said the parents, who were in the front seats, were not injured.

Multiple injuries were also reported in the town of Franklin, Texas where a large preliminary EF-3 tornado with winds of 140 miles per hour moved through the town on Saturday.

Heavy rains and storms raked the Magnolia State into the night, then moved into Alabama.

To the north, dime-sized hail pounded the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Tour leader Amanda O'Brien said that after some confusion, American Airlines representatives were able to get them on their way to Beijing late Sunday morning.

Three more deaths are confirmed from powerful storms sweeping through the southern United States, bringing the death toll to at least six.

Authorities said 13-year-old Sebastian Omar Martinez drowned in a drainage canal after flash flooding struck Bawcomville, near Monroe, said Deputy Glenn Springfield of the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Department.

In East Texas, the Angelina County Sheriff's Office said an 8-year-old and a 3-year-old died when strong winds toppled a tree onto the back of their family's vehicle in Lufkin while it was in motion.

"The main threat will be damaging winds with the line, but an isolated tornado and isolated instances of flooding can not be ruled out as well", National Weather Service forecasters said. His name was not immediately released.

Two children died in Texas when a tree fell on a auto in which they were riding, and an elderly man was killed when a tree fell on his trailer in Hamilton, Mississippi. A spokeswoman for the Monroe County Sheriff's Office said authorities were in Hamilton and could not be reached for confirmation. Power outages were wide spread throughout the path of the storm, with 35,824 without power in Texas, 16,160 in Louisiana, 24,029 in Missouri, 27,877 in MS, 10,543 in Alabama and 12,170 in Georgia, according to PowerOutage.US. An isolated tornado is also possible, but not likely, forecasters said. Franklin is located about 125 miles (200 kilometers) south of Dallas.

The forecast of severe weather forced officials at the Masters in Augusta, Ga., to begin the tournament early Sunday, starting threesomes off the first and 10th tees on the day's final round in hopes of finishing in midafternoon before the winds and rains begin.

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