Tornadoes and flash flooding hit several southern states of the United States, as a result at least nine people reportedly died while dozens of others wounded.
9 reported dead in Southern US tornadoes and flash flooding.
Two children lost their lives in Texas after a pine tree fell on their car and ‘flattened the car like a pancake’. The children’s parents were also present on front seats at the time of the incident. However, the parents remained safe in the tragedy. More deaths occurred in Mississippi, Texas and Louisiana states.
Roadway debris halted in rescue efforts for hours. According to authorities, eleven tornadoes hit Mississippi, Texas and Louisiana states before storm start moving to the Eastern Coast. US authorities have already issued tornado warnings in Ohio, South Carolina, and Virginia.
Another tornado hit a Native American cultural event in Texas wherein one person died while two dozen others sustained injuries. 60 percent of building infrastructure has destroyed in Franklin and Texas. Dozens of homes also demolished in Hamilton, Mississippi including a community’s fire station.
In another incident, a tree fell on the mobile home of 95-year-old Roy Ratliff in Monroe County, Mississippi. A 13 years old boy was found dead in a drainage canal in Bawcomville while a vehicle hit a worker in Alabama. The movement of the storm towards east has triggered travel delays in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
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