Strong storms in United States south kill at least 8, injure dozens

Strong storms in United States south kill at least 8, injure dozens

Strong storms in United States south kill at least 8, injure dozens

As the storms moved through, several tornado warnings were issued by the National Weather Service between 11PM Saturday night and 3:30 Sunday morning.

The watch includes Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany, Wyoming and Livingston counties.

Winds reached 60 miles per hour in Binghamton, the weather service said, as lines of severe thunderstorms rolled into the Northeast Sunday night.

Storms that killed at least two people in Texas and one in Louisiana crossed the Mississippi/Alabama state line early Sunday, moving the risk of life-threatening winds, strong tornadoes and large hail to a large section of the United States.

"There are short spin-ups, pockets of heavy rain and damaging winds that can still hit before this pushes off shore", Hurley said. Trees were reported down in each location but there were no immediate reports of damage, injuries or fatalities.

At least one mobile home was destroyed, throwing a man from the mobile home. And at least three weak tornadoes struck Alabama on Sunday.

The Storm Prediction Center says trees and power lines are down in Brewton near the Florida line, and some power is out.

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Multiple people were injured and several homes were damaged in Hamilton, Mississippi, said Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley.

The fatal incident occurred in Angelina County.

The same system caused damage in Columbus, Mississippi.

"It looks like a storm came up through Louisiana and into MS and exploded in Monroe County", Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell said. More than 140,000 customers remained without power in Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas late Saturday.

Local emergency management officials say one person is dead after a tornado swept through a northern MS town late Saturday.

Portions of Chicago saw some snow and while it began slowing down Sunday afternoon, the weather service said snow-covered surfaces may pile up to an inch of snow.

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