STORMS KILL 14
Storms, winds, hail and tornadoes strike South, Midwest over weekend
PARTS of the Midwest and the South were recovering yesterday after a weekend round of storms, winds, hail and tornadoes killed at least 14 people.
A chance remained for more severe weather in the South.
Parts of the Florida Panhandle, Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi could be affected by severe thunderstorms, according to the National Weather Service.
Tornadoes hit towns in East Texas, killing four people. Flooding and winds killed five people in Arkansas, including a fire chief who was struck by a vehicle while working during the storm.
In Missouri, two deaths were reported, including a woman who drowned after rushing water swept away a car.
One of two deaths in Mississippi included a 7-year-old who died by electric shock.
A 2-year-old girl died in Tennessee after being struck by a football goal post thrown by heavy winds.
The storms rolled through Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama on Sunday with strong winds causing pockets of damage.
In Durant, Mississippi, one died in the storms.
The Rankin County Sherriff’s Department reported that a 7year-old boy had unplugged an electric golf cart and dropped the cord in water on the ground and was shocked to death.
In Tennessee, a 2-year-old girl died after being struck by a football goal post that was blown over by high winds, the Metro Nashville Police Department said.
Middle Tennessee was hit by a strong line of storms that knocked down trees and power lines on Sunday.
In Arkansas, rescuers continued on Sunday to look for an 18month-old girl and a 4-year-old boy who were in a vehicle swept off a bridge in Hindsville, the Madison County Sheriff ’s Office said.
A 10-year-old girl drowned in Springdale and the body of a woman who disappeared riding an inner tube on Saturday was found in a creek in Eureka Springs. And a 65-year-old woman in DeWitt in was struck and killed in her home by a falling tree, officials said.
A volunteer fire department chief was killed while working during storms in north-central Arkansas, state police said. AP
A man looking through debris in Canton, Texas, on Sunday.