Severe weather spawns tornadoes
A 6-year-old died when a tree fell on his home as storms rolled through Bald Knob, Arkansas, on Thursday.
April 15th, 2011
10:25 PM ET

Severe weather spawns tornadoes

[10:25 p.m. ET, 9:25 CT] Mississippi Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant has ordered a state of emergency in 14 counties from Friday's storms. The city of Clinton suffered "extensive damage" when a tornado touched down earlier Friday, according to Mississippi's Emergency Management Agency. In Jackson, numerous power poles were snapped along one storm's path, leaving more than 23,400 customers without power, utility company Entergy Mississippi said.

[10:14 p.m. ET, 9:14 CT] Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has declared a state of emergency for 26 counties following severe weather. Storms killed two people in the town of Tushka, where authorities say a tornado touched down Thursday night.

[9:47 p.m. ET, 8:47 CT] Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has declared a state of emergency for all counties as a result of severe weather. Tornadoes were reported Friday near Livingston, near Melvin, and near Linden.

[8:11 p.m. ET] A tornado warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for northwest metro Atlanta. Affected areas include eastern Cobb County, northern Dekalb County and northeastern Fulton County.

[5:55 p.m. ET] A tornado watch has been issued by the National Weather Service for western and norther Georgia, including the metro Atlanta area, until 12 a.m. Saturday.  Hail up to 2 inches in diameter and wind gusts up to 70 mph are possible, forecasters say.

[4:55 p.m. ET, 3:55 p.m. CT] A tornado was reported on the ground in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, near McFarland Mall at 3:44, the National Weather Service said.

[2:55 p.m. ET, 1:55 p.m. CT] The city of Clinton, Mississippi, suffered "extensive damage" from a tornado that struck Friday, the state Emergency Management Agency said.

[2:48 p.m. ET, 1:48 p.m. CT] A tornado emergency has been issued for towns of Geiger, Panola, New West Green, and Pleasant Ridge in Alabama. At 1:34 pm CDT, storm spotters were tracking a large and extremely dangerous tornado that was mile wide, the National Weather Service said. The tornado was located 23 miles northwest of Livingston moving east at 45 mph.

[1:24 p.m. ET, 12:24 p.m. CT] A tornado has touched down southeast of Linden, Alabama, the National Weather Service said. Tornadoes have also been reported in Melvin, Alabama, and in or near the cities of Loper, Madden, Mt. Sterling, Ludlow, Clinton and Jackson in Mississippi, according to authorities.

[12:49 p.m. ET, 11:49 a.m. CT] A tornado touched down near State Line, Mississippi, at 11:45 am CDT on Friday morning. The tornado was reported by emergency management officials, the National Weather Service said. There are no reports of injuries or damage at this time.

[12:44 p.m. ET, 11:44 a.m. CT] A 34-year-old woman and a 7-year-old child have been discovered dead inside a Little Rock, Arkansas, home after being struck by a falling tree during severe storms Thursday, the state Department of Emergency Management confirmed. The deaths bring to nine the number of people killed by storms in Arkansas and Oklahoma Thursday.

[12:37 p.m. ET, 11:37 a.m. ET] A tornado was reported on the ground 2 miles east-southeast of Melvin, Alabama, by emergency management officials Friday afternoon, the National Weather Service said. Damage to the Hunt Oil Refinery was reported.

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  1. Cesar

    I AM everyone.

    April 15, 2011 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy

    Philip and raven are who they are. Everybody gets hijacked. Some post more than others, so they get targeted more. *Sigh* people have posted under my name, and they're usually not nice postings. If I post something, and someone thinks I'm a fake, I'll own up that I posted it. That's just how I've always been.

    April 15, 2011 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Tom Riddle

    What the h ell is going on in these comments?

    April 15, 2011 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • skrilla gorilla

      Some regulars get on here and use the comments to chat with each other. Usually off topic and extremely annoying, you just have to learn to ignore it.

      April 16, 2011 at 12:11 am | Report abuse |
  4. Jazzzzzzzz - something fun for everyone

    The blogging entrance test – ♫♫♫ getting to know you... getting to know all about you... getting to like you...hoping you'll like me too♫♫♫

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    April 15, 2011 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Tom Riddle

    I like walking by the beach stoned out of my mind during a full moon.

    April 16, 2011 at 12:08 am | Report abuse |
  6. Jazzzzzzzz - something fun for everyone

    LOL, like your name too

    April 16, 2011 at 12:11 am | Report abuse |
  7. Mrs.Pauls

    If your not a fish..then your not spawning... .!

    April 16, 2011 at 1:34 am | Report abuse |
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    Don't act dumb Mrs.Pauls.

    April 16, 2011 at 2:14 am | Report abuse |
  9. sayid

    #2 blame it on your government, not on China!! Geez!!

    April 16, 2011 at 2:16 am | Report abuse |
  10. raven

    Thanks ma sista. As frustrating as it can be to get hijacked I only post under this name and have for years. And I feel the same way: I will cop to all MY posts even if theyre unpopular. I try to be decent and use some sense of decorum in the hopes that my online pals will know me from hijackers.

    April 16, 2011 at 2:27 am | Report abuse |
  11. raven

    Holy ca-rap a loni, the other threads are ca-razy. And banasy,at the riska soundin corny,for whatever its worth, I have only one sista.(sniff,sniff).

    April 16, 2011 at 3:17 am | Report abuse |
  12. Jazzzzzzzz - something fun for everyone

    1. What is your favorite word?
    2. What is your least favorite word?
    3. What turns you on?
    4. What turns you off?
    5. What sound or noise do you love?
    6. What sound or noise do you hate?
    7. What is your favorite curse word?
    8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
    9. What profession would you not like to do?
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    April 16, 2011 at 4:19 am | Report abuse |
  13. radar

    Torn a does are bad

    April 16, 2011 at 7:39 am | Report abuse |
  14. Sunar From Indonesia Web: http://zonacyber.xtgem.com

    wow its crushing tornado, hope ever1 would be doing ok

    April 16, 2011 at 7:40 am | Report abuse |
  15. skrilla Gorilla

    I'm gay. Love a gay in tight jeans.

    April 16, 2011 at 7:53 am | Report abuse |
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