WATCH Devastation Wrought by Deadly Tornado in Texas

Clark Diaz
April 16, 2019

The next round is expected on Thursday ahead of a cold front, according to the National Weather Service.

Monroe County Road Manager Sonny Clay said at a news conference Sunday that a man was killed in Hamilton when a tree fell on his trailer. Similar watches had been issued earlier Sunday evening across Pennsylvania and as far south as the Carolinas as severe thunderstorms moved through.

In Alabama, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office reported on Sunday that a county worker had died in a hospital after being hit by a vehicle near Hueytown.

"Strong winds will blow around unsecured objects and may blow down tree limbs and power lines". Franklin is about 125 miles south of Dallas.

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Authorities say at least 11 tornadoes touched down in three states before the storm began moving towards the East Coast. There were no immediate reports of injuries there.

Both Franklin and a neighboring town lost electricity as a result of the storm, leaving 3,088 customers without power on Sunday, reported CNN.

Mississippi's Monroe County was also hit hard, as multiple homes as well as the local fire station were destroyed, reported CNN. Cherokee County Judge Chris Davis said the fatality that was reported was of a woman who died of her critical injuries.

In addition, three people were killed when a private jet crashed in MS on Saturday, although Bryant said it was unclear whether it was caused by the weather. "The tree fell just as they were going under it".

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National Weather Service meteorologist John Moore said a possible twister touched down Saturday in the Vicksburg, Miss., area.

Deadly storms continue to move across the South after spawning suspected tornadoes and damaging several homes.

In Pollok, Texas - about 150 miles (240km) southeast from Dallas - two children were killed when their family vehicle was hit by a falling pine tree. Angelina County Sheriff Greg Sanches said in a statement that the children, who were in the auto with their parents during the storm, were pronounced dead on the scene.

The severe weather threat Saturday and Sunday placed almost 100 million Americans at risk of unsafe storms, tornadoes, hail and severe wind gusts, CNN Meteorologist Haley Brink said.

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