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 http://www.poweroutage.us 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.

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


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