Deadly tornado outbreak ongoing in the South

Deadly tornado outbreak ongoing in the South

Severe storms swept through the USA states of Oklahoma and Texas on Wednesday killing at least five and injuring dozens, CNN reported, citing emergency officials. Marshall County Emergency Management Director Robert Chaney was quoted by The Associated Press as saying a body was found about a quarter-mile from a J&I Manufacturing trailer plant, which was also damaged in the storm. The worker was killed as an apparent tornado struck the town of Madill, near the Red River, about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Three people died and at least 20 were injured when a tornado touched down in Onalaska, Texas, on Wednesday, emergency officials said.

A woman was killed on a bridge in Woodworth, Louisiana, 15 miles south of Alexandria, due to the severe weather, the Rapides Parish's Office said. The university tweeted, "All resident students safe".

The National Weather Service in Austin/San Antonio says a few tornadoes are possible in the watch area, along with widespread hail that could be lime-sized and 70 miles per hour winds.

A National Weather Service team will be dispatched to survey damage and to confirm whether the storms were tornadoes.

Over 20 tornadoes touched down in the southern United States Wednesday, April 22 and more are expected Thursday, April 23.

According to the Storm Prediction Center (SPC), major cities like Birmingham, Atlanta, New Orleans, Charlotte and Jacksonville, Florida, are all at risk.

PHOTO: This morning, a new tornado watch has been issued until 2 p.m. this afternoon for Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida where strong tornadoes are possible this morning and into the early afternoon.

Another tornado was confirmed in Jasper, Texas near the Louisiana border but there were no injuries or fatalities reported there. The state stands ready to engage with additional resources as severe weather continues to impact parts of Texas this evening.

As the tornado passes the path of the camera, heavy gusts of wind rip material off nearby buildings and threaten to down power cables.

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