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Several tornadoes touched down amid “particularly dangerous” weather conditions That’s headed south, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Dozens of tornado watches have been issued for parts of southeast Arkansas, northern and central Louisiana and central Mississippi until 2 a.m. ET. Dangerous supercells bring potentially devastating tornado baseball-sized hail, damaging winds and flash flooding, Fox Weather reports.
Tuesdays at 11 p.m. NOAA At least 17 tornadoes reported mainly in Mississippi and Louisiana.
a storm chaser reported sighting a tornado The National Weather Service in Jackson reported that near Highway 42 east of Basefield, Mississippi, many trees were down and accompanied by lightning.
Another tornado struck near Bywee, Mississippi around 5:15 p.m.
“We are seeing downed trees throughout that area; Homes are getting heavily damaged. “A mobile home was completely flipped on its roof,” Choctaw County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Dillon Cates told the outlet.
“There was one house in the Sherwood community where the roof of the house was lifted, rotated 180 degrees and dropped back down on the house,” he said.
In Steines, Mississippi, a tornado damaged Mount Zion Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Fox Weather reported. At least two homes were also damaged in Lawrence County, Mississippi.
“We had a tornado about a mile and maybe about a quarter-mile wide,” Lawrence County Fire Coordinator Donnie Weeks told Fox Weather. “We had two brick houses with significant roof damage; Some cattle farms were completely destroyed.”
In Louisiana, a tornado reportedly touched down along Highway 126 near Clarks and structural damage was reported. At least two people were injured inside their homes during the storm, Karav reported.
The lower Mississippi Valley has the highest risk of tornadoes.That includes the cities of Greenville, Jackson and Tupelo, and the threat extends from the Gulf of Mexico to the Ohio Valley.
Forecasters declared the storm system a “particularly dangerous condition”, the highest level of tornado alert.,
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