Injuries reported in MS from tornado

Pat Wise
April 15, 2019

ABC News reported two more deaths after a tornado ripped through Hamilton, Mississippi. Nineteen residents were taken to hospitals, including two in critical condition.

No injuries have been reported near the campus.

"It looks like a storm came up through Louisiana and into MS and exploded in Monroe County", Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell said. Damage was reported early Saturday evening in Vicksburg, Mississippi, as severe thunderstorms rumbled through the city. Mississippi State University's 21,000 students huddled in basements and hallways as a tornado came near the school's campus in Starkville. Damaging winds are expected to be the primary threat, but a few tornadoes are also possible.

Tornado damage seen over the weekend. Damage from that first round of storms included reports of trees down in Gwinnett, Walton, Paulding, Butts and Lamar counties.

Pollok, Texas, a little over 100 miles northeast of Franklin, saw two children, aged 3 and 8, killed by a falling tree that landed on the vehicle in which they were riding on Saturday.

A vehicle drives through a flooded section of Muskingum Ave. on Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Odessa, Texas.

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The Angelina County Sheriff's Office says an 8-year-old and a 3-year-old died Saturday when the tree toppled onto the back of their family's auto in Lufkin while it was in motion. Capt. Alton Lenderman said the parents, who were in the front seats, were not injured. Heavy rain may also lead to localized flash flooding in areas prone to flooding. More than 140,000 customers remained without power in Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas late Saturday.

Tornadoes in Texas killed two and destroyed homes. Franklin is about 125 miles (200 kilometers) south of Dallas.

Forecasters in central Texas reported a possible twister Saturday in Robertson County, near Hearne and Franklin.

According to the National Weather Service, the tornado was rain-wrapped and moved through Milam into Robertson County. Some people had to be extricated from damaged dwellings.

National Weather Service meteorologist Monique (moh-NEEK') Sellers says the agency received reports of downed trees, and damage to buildings and a transmission tower.

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