Deadly Storms Tear Through The South; EF-3 Tornado Confirmed In Central Texas

(CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Powerful storms swept across the South on Sunday after unleashing suspected tornadoes and flooding that killed at least six people, injured dozens and flattened much of a Texas town. Three children were among the dead.

Nearly 90,000 customers were without electricity in Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Georgia as of midday Sunday, according to as the severe weather left a trail of destruction.

Two children, ages 8 and 3, were killed in East Texas when a pine tree fell onto the car in which they were riding in a severe thunderstorm Saturday in Angelina County. The parents, who were in the front seats, were not injured.

The tree “flattened the car like a pancake,” said Capt. Alton Lenderman of the Angelina County Sheriff’s Office. The storms rolled through that area at around 3 p.m., according to the department.


Original published: 2019-04-14 16:27:23 Read the full Dallas News here

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