95-year-old American man killed by tornado in Mississippi

95-year-old American man killed by tornado in Mississippi

To the north, dime-sized hail pounded the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

By the time they finally arrived at DFW, their travel plans had been completely disrupted. The result: nearly 7,000 people spent the night in DFW terminals, Norton said. The 13-year-old boy drowned in a drainage area in West Monroe late Saturday afternoon, the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office said.

In another storm death nearby, an unidentified victim's body was trapped in a vehicle submerged in floodwaters in Calhoun, Louisiana, Springfield said.

A county employee in Alabama died after being struck by a vehicle while he was helping clear away trees toppled by the storm. The man, whose name was not released, died after being taken to a hospital. Trees were down throughout the hilly city on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi. Four other people were injured after the trailer was struck.

Police Chief Jeremy Jackson says the injuries occurred during a Native American cultural event in Alto, Texas. At least eight were critically hurt.

Damage to the town's schools has prompted the Alto Independent School District has canceled all classes until its buildings have been found to be safe.

Risk of severe thunderstorms Sunday, according to the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center.

The storms are expected to move through the Augusta area during the afternoon and evening.

Tornado threats are forecast across the eastern part of the country.

Two people were hospitalized for injuries not thought to be life-threatening, while others were treated at the scene for minor injuries, Yezak said.

Storms could bring damaging winds and isolated threats of large hail and tornadoes, meteorologists 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. On Sunday, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency said multiple fatalities have been confirmed in Monroe County, but did not say how many.

Hamilton is 225 kilometres southwest of Memphis, Tennessee.

One person was killed in northeastern MS when a tree crashed onto his trailer, Monroe County Road Manager Sonny Clay said at a news conference, adding that a tornado had struck. A possible tornado knocked out power and left damage in Troy, about 50 miles (80 kilometres) south of Montgomery.

"We'll be seeing severe weather from Florida to NY, with the most unstable parts so far in Georgia", said meteorologist David Roth of the National Weather Service Weather Prediction Center.

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

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