Three Children, 1 Woman Dead In Powerful Storms

April 14, 2019
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Authorities have confirmed that three children and a woman were killed on Saturday in very powerful storms that swept across the southern U.S.

In Texas two children, ages 8 and 3, died after a tree fell on a car Saturday afternoon.

It trapped them inside the car and they were pronounced dead at the scene.

In West Monroe, Louisiana, a 13-year-old boy reportedly drowned in a drainage area in what officials believe was a weather-related incident. A number of streets had been closed in the city and a flood warning had been issued for the area, officials said.

A woman was also killed near the community of Weches in Houston County, Texas, the sheriff’s office said.

A tornado touched down and destroyed many homes injuring a number of people, Robertson County Sheriff Gerald Yezak 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 said.

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The weather service says the threat of severe weather will affect the Ohio Valley into the southeastern U.S. on Sunday.

A number of videos posted on social media showed trees and power lines down and homes damaged in the town of just over 1,200 people.

Absolutely tragic.

Image credit: (Courtland Wells/The Vicksburg Post via AP)

 

 

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