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R.R. Book

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Re: Severe thunderstorms and tornadoes Jan - Dec 2019
« Reply #45 on: January 11, 2020, 06:31:23 PM »
The weather has been strangely warm this weekend, so I'm not surprised about tornado watches.  It got up to 60 here today, and I worked out in the garden until sundown, just tidying things up in anticipation of spring.  The trees that came down in the ice storm a few weeks ago left debris all over gardens and paths...so much to do still!

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Re: Severe thunderstorms and tornadoes Jan - Dec 2019
« Reply #46 on: January 11, 2020, 10:22:29 PM »
Hi RR there may be a lot of wind throughout the area where you are... ? and yes maybe it is still warm...
At the moment, fortunately no tornado Warnings or Watches are posted but lots of damage now from the outbreak...That outbreak was in Alabama, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas.
- Barb T.
video below from 6 hours ago, TWC, The Weather Channel
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Tornadoes, Severe Storms Kill 8; More Than 300,000 Lose Power

By Ron Brackett and Jan Wesner Childs 

Severe Weather Across South Turns Deadly
Severe weather rolling across the South has spawned multiple tornadoes and killed eight people.
At a Glance
Three people died in a tornado in Pickens County, Alabama.
Three deaths were reported in northwest Louisiana.
A tree fell on a house in Nacogdoches County, Texas, killing a man inside.
A man was killed by flooding in Oklahoma.
Mississippi's governor declared a state of emergency.
Tornadoes were confirmed in Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Missouri.
Severe weather rolling across the South overnight and during the day Saturday has left at least eight people dead.

A man drowned Saturday near Kiowa in southeastern Oklahoma after floodwaters swept him away from his stalled truck, the Associated Press reported. He was identified as Randall Hyatt, 58, from Wardville, Oklahoma. Hyatt drove into deep floodwaters which caused his truck to stall, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. His body was found about about 100 yards from his vehicle around 8:15 a.m. Saturday, but it wasn't known what time he was initially swept up in the rushing waters.

The National Weather Service office in Birmingham, Alabama, said three deaths were confirmed after a tornado touched down in Pickens County. WBMA reported two of the deaths happened on Settlement Road in Carrollton, which is about 75 miles southwest of Birmingham. The third happened in the same area, WBMA said.

In Louisiana, Bossier Parish sheriff’s Lt. Bill Davis told KSLA two people were killed in a storm near Haughton late Friday when their mobile home was demolished. The National Weather Service later confirmed a high-end EF2 tornado hit Bossier Parish.

In neighboring Caddo Parish, according to KSLA, an elderly man died when a tree fell on his house about 1:15 a.m. Saturday in Oil City, about 20 miles northwest of Shreveport.

A 44-year-old man was killed about 12:10 a.m. Saturday when a tree fell on his house in the Gravel Ridge community of Nacogdoches County, Texas, according to County Judge Greg Sowell. A second person in the house escaped with minor injuries.

Winter weather from the storm system was also blamed in the deaths of two first responders working vehicle crashes on Interstate 27 in Lubbock, Texas.

Winds knocked down power lines and toppled trees across the South throughout the day Saturday. More than 300,000 customers were without power as of 7:00 p.m. Saturday, according to poweroutage.us. More than 100,000 of those were in Georgia and more than 84,000 in Alabama. Widespread power outages were also reported in West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana.

A school about 30 miles south of downtown Huntsville sustained major damaged.

Two people were hurt when a tree fell on their home in Greenville, Mississippi, WLBT reported.

Copiah County EMA Director Randle Drane confirmed a tree fell on a car on Interstate 55 in Wesson, Mississippi, as the severe storms moved through the area. The EOC said the person was out of the car, but there was no word on their condition, WJTV reported.

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant declared a state of emergency because of the severe weather. He said high flooding will continue to be a threat. WJTV reported flash flooding in Jackson, Mississippi.

Back in Louisiana, Interstate 20 was closed in both directions because of storm damage near the city of Minden in Webster Parish, according to the State Police.

Also in northwestern Louisiana, reports said trees and power lines were down, including some trees that had fallen on houses, and the roof at Benton Middle School was damaged. Several roads were closed by debris.

A truck driver and a Benton, Louisiana, police officer had a close call after being shocked by a downed power line, Bossier Parish Sheriff Julian Whittington told the AP.

“A power line was hanging across the road and a eighteen wheeler truck ran into it and got hung up in it and the Benton officer got there to help him,” Whittington said. Both were expected to survive.

In Arkansas, all eastbound lanes of Interstate 40 near mile marker 221 in St. Francis County were blocked when high winds flipped seven to 10 tractor-trailers between 3:30 and 4 a.m. Saturday, WATN reported. Another overturned tractor-trailer blocked eastbound lanes on I-40 in Crittenden County.
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Story continues next post, Barb T.

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Re: Severe thunderstorms and tornadoes Jan - Dec 2019
« Reply #47 on: January 11, 2020, 10:29:20 PM »
Article continued... posted about 7 hours ago on TWC, The Weather Channel.
Sat morning part of the story... Having trouble posting this... see original story at this link...

https://weather.com/news/news/2020-01-11-severe-storms-tornadoes-impact-texas-louisiana-tennessee-arkansas-mississippi

Tornadoes, Severe Storms Kill 8; More Than 300,000 Lose Power

By Ron Brackett and Jan Wesner Childs    6 hours ago  weather.com

Sat morning part of the story...
On Saturday morning, the Arkansas Department of Transportation reported that portions of several state highways, particularly in the southeastern portion of the state, were closed because of downed trees and power lines and flooding, AP reported.

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation reported that portions of several highways in the southeastern part of that state also were closed by flooding.


 

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