Suspected tornado hits rural Ohio city; 6 hurt

Elias Hubbard
April 15, 2019

An earlier issued tornado watch has been canceled for New York City, parts of northern New Jersey, the Lower Hudson Valley, and parts of CT early Monday and through Monday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

Severe weather that moved across the southern USA on Saturday left at least eight people dead, injured dozens of others and ravaged numerous homes in its path.

Suspected tornadoes were also reported in northern Shelby County stretching down to American Village near Montevallo. Cherokee County Judge Chris Davis says the woman has died of her critical injuries.

Strong winds with gusts up to 45 miles per hour are expected.

In neighboring Houston County, the sheriff's office said one person was killed in Weches, 6 miles southwest of Caddo Mound.

A party of about two dozen members of a SC music school is finally on its way to China.

As of Sunday morning, the fundraiser had raised more than $13,000 of its $20,000 goal. The result: nearly 7,000 people spent the night in DFW terminals, Norton said.

Warm air enhanced the atmosphere's instability Saturday, allowing the storm system to rev up more energy and grow, CNN meteorologist Chad Myers said. Responders pulled him from a drainage canal. Separately, one person died when a vehicle was submerged in floodwaters in Calhoun, also near Monroe. A vehicle fatally struck a county worker in Hueytown, a suburb outside Birmingham, the Jefferson County sheriff's office said on Twitter. The man, whose name was not immediately released, died after being taken to a hospital.

Four people were killed in Texas.

At least five people died over the weekend as powerful thunderstorms that spawned tornadoes made their way toward the Atlantic Coast. At least eight were critically hurt.

Almost 2,300 U.S. flights were cancelled by Sunday evening, more than 90 per cent of them at airports in Chicago; Houston, Texas; Charlotte, North Carolina; Pittsburgh; Columbus, Ohio and a dozen major airports on the Eastern Seaboard, according to FlightAware.com.

Two different rounds of strong storms are expected to track through the WJZ-TV viewing area.

Wind advisories will be in place for more than 55 million people, Hennen said. Two people were hospitalized for injuries that were not thought to be life-threatening, while others were treated at the scene, Yezak said.

Between 1 and 2 a.m. today, the weather service issued several tornado warnings for that area.

The death was in Monroe County, Mississippi Emergency Management Agency Director Greg Michel said.

Over the weekend, four people died in Texas, two in Louisiana, one in MS and another in Alabama.

The tree fell in Middletown after a band of severe thunderstorms pushed through New Jersey early Monday. A possible tornado knocked out power and left damage in Troy, about 50 miles (80 kilometres) south of Montgomery.

No injuries have been reported, according to the Richland County Sheriff's Office.

Winds may blow limbs, trees and power lines.

About 65,000 homes and businesses are without power in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama along the path of storms crossing the region.

The tornado downed trees near the Mississippi State University campus.

As the storm moved east, one person was killed by a tornado in the northern MS, according to Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley. A tornado was reported in the area at the time. No fatalities were reported.

The roof of a hotel in New Albany, Mississippi, was damaged, although the cause was unclear.

A twister hit Vicksburg, Mississippi early Saturday evening. "The tree fell just as they were going under it".

As a result of the storm organizers for the Masters golf tournament at Georgia's Augusta National Golf Club moved up tee times Sunday.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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