Published: Tue, April 16, 2019
Sci-tech | By April Francis

Tornado watch issued for central and eastern Kentucky

Tornado watch issued for central and eastern Kentucky

Three children were among the dead. Scattered power outages may occur.

In East Texas, two children were killed when a pine tree fell onto the back of the vehicle in which they were riding in a severe thunderstorm Saturday. Angelina County Sheriff Greg Sanches said in a statement that the children, who were in the auto with their parents during the storm, were pronounced dead on the scene. The children, ages 3 and 8, were killed when a tree fell on a auto Saturday.

Tornadoes embedded in the storms pose a significant risk overnight since they are hard to see and people are less likely to receive warnings while they're asleep, Van Dam said. No fatalities were reported. A spokeswoman for the Monroe County Sheriff's Office said authorities were in Hamilton and could not be reached for confirmation.

Kayla Easterling outside her church, with several damaged buildings.

At least one tornado was reported in southeast Alabama early Sunday, as CNN meteorologist Haley Brink said as many as 90 million people could be threatened by the storms. Franklin is about 125 miles (200 kilometres) south of Dallas.

The Storm Prediction Center said the primary threats in the watch area are for damaging wind gusts of up to 65 miles per hour and isolated areas with large hail, up to one inch in diameter.

Franklin, Texas was heavily damaged with almost 60 buildings destroyed, local authorities say, including around 55 homes and several public buildings.

They hope to work with clean-up crews and build temporary shelters for people who lost their homes.

Soaking rains could snarl the Monday morning commute on the East Coast before the storm moves off to sea.

Four other people were injured when the trailer was struck, Houston County Emergency Management Coordinator Roger Dickey said. Nineteen residents were taken to hospitals, including two in critical condition.

Earlier Sunday authorities reported the death of a Texas woman whose mobile home was destroyed Saturday night.

The storm is expected to continue moving toward the Northeast where its impact has already been devastating.

The National Weather Service has issued tornado watch warnings for parts of Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

But the majority of damaged remained in the Southern part of the U.S.

A local group is heading to Alto and Franklin to help those impacted by a tornado and severe storms that swept through the state Saturday, killing two children. Trees were down and at least some minor damage was reported in residential areas east of the campus.

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

Flash flooding in Bawcomville, Louisiana led to the death of a 13-year-old boy, who was found drowned in a drainage canal.

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