Officials provide update on tornado that hit small Texas town

First Alert Forecast Strong storms could roll through the Midlands on Sunday

First Alert Forecast Strong storms could roll through the Midlands on Sunday

According to the National Weather Service, it will cross the Ohio-Pennsylvania border around 8 p.m. and make its way across the state. A tornado was reported in the area 140 miles southwest of Memphis, Tennessee, at the time.

The storm damaged a roof of a hotel in New Albany, Mississippi, and Mississippi State University's 21,000 students huddled in basements and hallways as a tornado came near the campus in Starkville. Multiple structures in Franklin, Texas were destroyed by a tornado on Saturday, as severe weather swept through eastern Texas toward Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Damage from a possible tornado was also reported on Saturday afternoon in Alto, Texas. Some people had to be extricated from their homes. Trees were toppled and minor damage was reported in residential areas east of the campus.

In southeastern Alabama, meanwhile, a possible tornado has knocked out power and left damage in Troy, located about 50 miles south of Montgomery. The children, ages 3 and 8, were killed when a tree fell on a auto Saturday.

Storms hammered east Texas on Saturday, with two children killed when a tree fell on a vehicle, authorities said. They were in the back seat with their parents in the front, said Angelina County Sheriff's Department Capt. Alton Lenderman.

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"Some storms may also produce large hail or torrential downpours resulting in localized flash flooding", the weather service tweeted.

The massive storm system that killed several people from Texas to MS is now barreling east, threatening to spawn tornadoes and other catastrophic weather from New England to the Gulf Coast.

He said the threat for severe weather is greatest at such times but that the risk remained even after warm temperatures dropped. Crews will continue to survey the damage over the next few days.

A view of clouds, part of a weather system seen from near Franklin, Texas, U.S., in this still image from social media video dated April 13, 2019. Two people were hospitalized for injuries that were not thought to be life-threatening, while others were treated at the scene, Yezak said.

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