Storms sweep across the South, killing 6 and injuring dozens


Multiple people have been reported injured as tornadoes continued to flare along the Mississippi-Alabama state line late Saturday and early Sunday. This puts the bluegrass state in the possible bullseye for severe storms.

"Damaging winds appear to be the greatest threat on Sunday, but tornadoes will also be possible", CNN meteorologist Dave Hennen said. Very heavy rain - capable of producing pockets of flash flooding, damaging wind gusts, hail, and even an isolated, short-lived tornado can not be ruled out.

The tree "flattened the auto like a pancake", Capt. Alton Lenderman of the Angelina County Sheriff's Office told The Associated Press.

The large storm system also knocked out power to thousands and caused flash floods.

A preliminary damage survey found that a tornado with peak intensity of EF-3 and winds up to 140 miles per hour touched down in Robertson County, according to the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.

Texas is seeing the beginning of the unsafe and severe storms forecast to slam parts of the Southeast and Ohio River Valley this weekend.

The energy from warm afternoon temperatures will diminish, but the risk for tornadoes will not be over.

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Monroe County Road Manager Sonny Clay said a further 19 people have been injured.

Residents have reported downed power lines, cars overturned and homes completely destroyed, KBTX reports.

The death is believed to be storm related, public information officer Glenn Springfield said. Widespread severe thunderstorms have pounded areas to our West Saturday night.

The fire station in Hamilton was destroyed, as were multiple homes and a retail center.

The rash of storms then headed east, where it claimed the life of a Louisiana teen.

Police in Monroe County earlier described the destruction from the storm Saturday evening. We have a lot of flooding, there are several trees down. Trees were down throughout the hilly city on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi. There are several trees down.

At Georgia's Augusta National Golf Club, organizers of The Masters golf tournament moved up tee times Sunday to try to beat risky weather.