Tornado damage in Alabama: Latest storm photos, videos

Tornado damage in Alabama: Latest storm photos, videos

Tornado damage in Alabama: Latest storm photos, videos

This comes as a strong storm system moves into the region from the southwest.

Robertson County officials said 55 homes, one church, four businesses, a duplex and part of the local housing authority were destroyed by the tornado.

The Storm Prediction Center issued an enhanced risk across a broad area, stretching from eastern Alabama through the southern Appalachians and into the Ohio Valley.

"The main threat will be damaging winds with the line, but an isolated tornado and isolated instances of flooding can not be ruled out as well", National Weather Service forecasters said. In addition to tornadoes, many of these storms featured heavy rain, large hail and damaging winds. The 13-year-old boy drowned in a drainage area in West Monroe late Saturday afternoon, the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office said. An isolated tornado will also be possible.

In addition to the potential for tornado development, the strong line of storms will also produce damaging winds and heavy rain, capable of producing flash floods, particularly in Arkansas and parts of MS and Alabama.

Two children, ages 3 and 8, were killed in eastern Texas when a tree fell on the auto in which they were traveling.

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Vicksburg, Mississippi, was also affected by a tornado.

Texas experienced the beginning of the risky and severe storms Saturday.

Heavy rains and storms continued to rake the Magnolia State into the night, moving into Alabama. More than 100,000 people were left without power once the storm hit Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi.

"It looks like a storm came up through Louisiana and into MS and exploded in Monroe County", Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell told CNN.

On Sunday afternoon, the National Weather Service stated "a tornado has been confirmed in far western Franklin County, AL (near Pleasant Site), though the total path length and EF-rating is yet to be determined".

Two different rounds of strong storms are expected to track through the WJZ-TV viewing area.

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