Severe weather warnings including flood watches were in place for parts of Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, the Carolinas and as far north as Tennessee. First published on Sun 12 Apr 2020 17.02 EDT. We are working and watching closely. The storm provided a dilemma for public safety officials trying to find a balance between wanting people to stay in lockdown for the coronavirus pandemic and wanting them to leave their homes for shelter if conditions worsened. CNN Meteorologist, 'Catastrophic' tornado damage reported in Mississippi, Why it's important to get a flu vaccine this year, Meet the head of the armed Black group demanding justice, Former Pence staffer says Marc Short used to joke about masks, CDC official sounded alarm on Covid-19 months ago. Twister destroys hundreds of buildings in Louisiana while at least six die in Mississippi due to severe weather, Sun 12 Apr 2020 19.31 EDT © 2020 USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Satellite Information Network, LLC. While 11 tornadoes in one night is not a low number, it's not the highest Mississippi has seen. Our newsroom is dedicated to providing Mississippians with reporting that inspires active interest in their state and equips them to engage in community life. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued tornado watches and warnings for several states across the south, including Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi and Alabama, as the storm continued to march east. In all, up to 20 states could see some effects, weather experts warned, “Stay safe and weather alert – it is a dangerous day in Mississippi,” Reeves said in a series of tweets. Available for everyone, funded by readers. Meteorologists said up to 95 million people could be affected by the massive storm through Sunday night and into Monday, with hailstones the size of tennis balls possible in places. Mississippi governor Tate Reeves declared a state of emergency after saying several tornadoes had struck the state. Tornadoes in Mississippi and Louisiana have caused "catastrophic" damage and at least six deaths after touching down Sunday, emergency officials say. Weather Service meteorologist Mike Johnson said there were reports of widespread tree damage and some structural damage in the area. A Dollar General store was destroyed in Tishomingo, the Weather Channel said. It was not immediately clear if that touchdown had caused any damage. Social distancing or tornado shelter...:Which takes precedence? Stay safe.”. A dangerous storm system that produced at least 13 radar-confirmed tornadoes battered Mississippi and Louisiana on Sunday night, killing at least … Tornadoes in Mississippi and Louisiana have caused "catastrophic" damage and at least seven deaths after touching down Sunday, emergency officials say. In northern Louisiana , up to … Tishomingo police chief Mike Kemp told WTVA-TV that some minor injuries had been reported. Due to weather conditions and debris removal from the runways, Mayor Jamie Mayo and Monroe Regional Airport Director Ron Phillips announce “all flights at the Monroe Regional Airport are cancelled until further notice.” pic.twitter.com/Kw4zWNRtZT. By Sunday evening, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency had confirmed at least six fatalities in the state from the severe weather.
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