Streets and homes flooded in South; twister strafes Miss. city

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Sunday) - - Nation & World -

MEM­PHIS, Tenn. — Se­vere storms raked the South amid days of drench­ing rains that swelled rivers and raised the flood threat, and one con­firmed tor­nado struck a part of the east Mis­sis­sippi city of Colum­bus on Satur­day af­ter­noon, au­thor­i­ties said.

The tor­nado hit in a down­town area of the eastern Mis­sis­sippi city about 5 p.m. CST Satur­day but de­tails of how long it re­mained on the ground weren't im­me­di­ately known, meteorologist Anna Wolver­ton with the Na­tional Weather Ser­vice in Jack­son told The As­so­ci­ated Press.

Homes, high­ways, parks and bridges through­out the South have been flooded or put out of com­mis­sion Satur­day, as the toll of days of drench­ing rains swelled wa­ter­ways and pooled over sat­u­rated lands amid.

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