Published: Пн, Апреля 15, 2019
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

Strong storms in US South kill at least 8 and injure dozens

Strong storms in US South kill at least 8 and injure dozens

At least seven people, including three children, have been killed after a series of devastating tornadoes swept through the South. Take cover now!"it tweeted".

The Robertson County Sheriff's Office said that the tornado was spotted near FM 485, 1644, and FM 46.

"We'll be seeing severe weather from Florida to NY, with the most unstable parts so far in Georgia", said meteorologist David Roth of the National Weather Service Weather Prediction Center. The Franklin Police Department said a curfew will be put in place from 8 p.m. Saturday until 7 a.m. Sunday for the city.

The large storm system also knocked out power to thousands and caused some flash flooding.

Risk of severe thunderstorms Sunday, according to the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center.

A tornado ripped through Franklin, Texas, on Saturday as the National Weather Service in the state posted one tornado warning after another.

Monroe County Fire Coordinator Terry Tucker confirmed to PEOPLE that a man in his mid-to-late 80s died and 10 others were injured.

Residents have reported downed power lines, cars overturned and homes completely destroyed, KBTX reports.

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The entire town of Franklin and neighboring Bremond lost electricity, with 3,088 customers cut-off across the county early Sunday.

The death is believed to be storm related, public information officer Glenn Springfield said.

"A strip of homes on the other side of town over here are completely gone, just gone, everything is gone", Robertson County Emergency Management Coordinator Billy Huggins told NBC News.

Warm air enhanced the atmosphere's instability Saturday, allowing the storm system to rev up more energy and grow, CNN meteorologist Chad Myers said.

By late Saturday, the storms were expected to organize into a line as they cross the western border of Mississippi. There are several trees down.

At Georgia's Augusta National Golf Club, organizers of The Masters golf tournament moved up tee times Sunday to try to beat unsafe weather.

Powerful storms that killed at least two people continued to move across the South on Sunday after spawning suspected tornadoes that left several people injured and multiple homes and businesses damaged or without power.

While the threat of tornadoes will be lower by then, damaging winds could still bring perilous conditions.

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