Tornado watch issued for parts of southwest Virginia

Tornado watch issued for parts of southwest Virginia

Tornado watch issued for parts of southwest Virginia

Winds reached 60 miles per hour in Binghamton, the weather service said, as lines of severe thunderstorms rolled into the Northeast Sunday night.

The National Weather Service warned on Saturday that a "major severe weather outbreak" was likely, bringing hail, thunderstorms, damaging winds, flash flooding and tornadoes. There were no immediate reports of injuries there.

Weather Service officials will assess damage in both areas Monday.

Much of the eastern Great Lakes and mid-Atlantic have woken up to damaged buildings, closed schools, and dark homes and businesses after powerful storms that spawned at least one tornado. Multiple people were injured and several homes were damaged in Hamilton, Mississippi, said Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley.

"This is an ongoing threat", said meteorologist Brian Hurley at the NNWS Weather Prediction Center in Maryland.

By Good Friday, another storm system comes in and gives us the chance for strong showers and storms again. They were in the back seat with their parents in the front, said Angelina County Sheriff's Department Capt. Alton Lenderman. Toppled trees are blocking streets.

The storms followed worse conditions that had swept across the South, unleashing more than a dozen confirmed tornadoes and flooding, killing at least eight people, injuring dozens and flattening much of a Texas town.

Severe weather in parts of the southern United States killed at least eight people and caused damage and power outages.

At least eight people have died and dozens were injured after storms triggered tornadoes and flooding across several southern U.S. states.

Power poles and trees were knocked over and parts of buildings were left hanging across utility lines in Troy, located about 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Montgomery.

In Vicksburg, Mississippi, another possible tornado touched down.

Roy Ratliff, 95, died after a tree crashed onto his trailer in northeastern Mississippi, Monroe County Road Manager Sonny Clay said at a news conference, adding that a tornado had struck.

"Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur".

"This is a unsafe situation not to be taken lightly", the weather service tweeted.

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