Woman dies in Mississippi storm during 911 call
- Author: Larry Hoffman Apr 04, 2017,
Apr 04, 2017, 21:25
All of these modes of severe weather are possible as this front moves northeast and isolated tornadoes can not be ruled out as well. It snapped trees and damaged businesses, including one that collapsed beneath its roof.
As the storms moved eastward, administrators across southern Alabama canceled classes rather than have children traveling to school amid torrential rains.
"It is an extremely unsafe weather event", he said.
There have been multiple reports of flash flooding across parts of MS into Louisiana.
Parts of Arkansas and MS were also under a threat of tornadoes, thunderstorms, large hail and flash flooding through Sunday night as the severe weather pushed east, forecasters said.
In the town of Glendora, a woman died Sunday night when a tree fell onto her house, the AP also reported.
Louisiana's governor is warning residents the "extremely risky weather" hitting the state is just getting started and the state should be on "high alert".
Earlier, in Florence, Mississippi, 52-year-old Jacqueline Williams was on the phone Monday morning with 911, trying to direct rescuers after her vehicle went off the road into a creek, Rankin County Coroner David Ruth said.
Severe thunderstorms across the southeastern United States have developed into a line of storms stretching from North Carolina to Florida. The NWS issued flood, wind, thunderstorm, and tornado watches and warnings throughout the areas expected to be affected. The primary threat with these storms is damaging winds, although a few tornadoes may spin up along the line.
The severe weather also caused the cancellation of the planned party at Colonial Life Arena to celebrate the USC women's national basketball championship. "There was a mother and daughter inside and both were killed".
The National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center said the storms are likely to cause significant wind damage near the Interstate 20 corridor in east Texas and Louisiana throughout the day and into Sunday night.
A tornado with peak winds of 110 miles per hour traveled for almost 1 mile on the ground in the rural community of Breaux Bridge, the National Weather Service reported. One nice safety feature recently developed makes all of our cell phones go off with a insane, loud alert if the phone is in a tornado warning area.