Tornadoes kill at least five as massive storm sweeps U.S

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No deaths were reported.

Multiple injuries were also reported in the town of Franklin, Texas where a large preliminary EF-3 tornado with winds of 140 miles per hour moved through the town on Saturday.

"There are short spin-ups, pockets of heavy rain and damaging winds that can still hit before this pushes off shore", Hurley said. Cherokee County Judge Chris Davis said one woman died of critical injuries, according to The Associated Press, which reports about two dozen additional injuries there.

The weather service reported that Monday would bring milder weather in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions, with the tail end of the storm system leaving behind some rain.

"They were at the wrong place at the wrong time", Capt. Alton Lenderman of the Angelina County Sheriff's Office told The New York Times. Winds may also be breezy at times.


The tree "flattened the auto like a pancake", said Captain Alton Lenderman of the Angelina County Sheriff's Office.

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.

A second tornado touched down in Robertson County on Saturday, the National Weather Service confirmed.

Saturday was a particularly destructive day for the storm.

Tour leader Amanda O'Brien said that after some confusion, American Airlines representatives were able to get them on their way to Beijing late Sunday morning.


A tornado destroyed the Hamilton, Mississippi, Volunteer Fire Department on Saturday.

Vicksburg, Mississippi, was also affected by a tornado. A half-dozen homes were damaged and at least six people were injured. We have a lot of flooding, there are several trees down.

On Monday, the storm system moved east, causing travel delays in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Storms are expected to move through the Augusta area Sunday afternoon and evening. The watches mean conditions are favorable for tornadoes to form.


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