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