In what can be considered a tornado outbreak, multiple tornados were reported in three southeastern US states Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana.
Multiple torando warnings were issued throughout the South (Photo: Representational)
By India Today Web Desk: Severe tornados touched down Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana in the United States on Tuesday, leaving behind a trail of destruction. Media reports suggest that trees fell on homes in Louisiana, roofs were damaged and power lines knocked down as tornadoes and severe weather ripped across parts of the south.
“An outbreak of severe thunderstorms is underway in the South this evening and is expected to push into the overnight hours,” the National Weather Service said Tuesday. “Severe thunderstorms are bringing strong tornadoes, very large hail, and severe wind gusts across parts of the lower to mid-Mississippi Valley, Mid-South and parts of the Southeast.”
Multiple torando warnings were issued throughout the South and heavy thunderstorms stretched from eastern Texas to Georgia and as far north as Indiana, Fox News said in a report.
The forecast of Storm Prediction Centre said that around 40 million people from southern Texas to Georgia and central Indiana and Illinois are at the risk of severe weather. There are reports of structural damage across several locations in Mississippi.
Several trees have been downed due to high winds in Prentiss County, Mississippi. According to NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center, hail has been reported in parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, the Weather Channel reported.
Tornadoes, wind, and hail stretched from Texas to Kentucky and reports suggested that in Alabama, roofs were damaged and power lines were also disrupted. The National Weather Service stated that several tornadoes touched down in Mississippi on Tuesday evening, leaving a path of destruction in their wake, Fox News reported.
Luckily, no injuries or casualties were reported. On Wednesday, the storm system is forecast to move east. As per the weather forecast, people have been advised to stay indoors as strong thunderstorms have been predicted from the Florida Panhandle to the Carolinas. In addition, heavy rain and gusty winds are expected from Washington DC to Boston, the weather forecast said.
Although tornado season runs from spring and into summer in the Midwest, the South has a secondary tornado season that occurs in November and December. In December 2021, a swarm of tornadoes tore through the Midwest and South, killing more than 80 people.