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. Jazzzzzzzz - something fun for everyone

    How far along are u?

    April 16, 2011 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  2. RUFFNUTT

    not far.. when the cnn swat team broke into my trailer and took my computer they droped it and broke my hard drive.. also they fried my power supply

    April 16, 2011 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  3. Jazzzzzzzz - something fun for everyone

    I remember that one, LOL. Was it just you doing the dialog or you and someone else, can't recall

    April 16, 2011 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  4. Jazzzzzzzz - something fun for everyone

    Hey you want to take that test above? I thought it would be fun for everyone and kinda get to know ppl a little better OT

    April 16, 2011 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  5. CNN PROBATION OFFICER

    ruffnutt, don't even think about it. or it will be back into the hole for you.

    April 16, 2011 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  6. RUFFNUTT

    sorry, i ummm.. can't remember....

    April 16, 2011 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  7. Jazzzzzzzz - something fun for everyone

    O, no is this Lucifer?

    April 16, 2011 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  8. Jazzzzzzzz - something fun for everyone

    If so you have to take that test at the top first before proceeding the coversation

    April 16, 2011 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  9. Jazzzzzzzz - something fun for everyone

    Ahhhh, you two come one take my test , I'm and don't want to do my house-work just yet.

    April 16, 2011 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  10. Cesar

    @jazzzzz.... Hi hon!

    April 16, 2011 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Jazzzzzzzz - something fun for everyone

      What's my favorite color?

      April 16, 2011 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  11. Jazzzzzzzz - something fun for everyone

    Ooooo, ok now I see so nobody can talk to me? How childish is that. I guess I'm not allowed to speak my opinion or have a conversation with anyone. Good to know how it is now.

    On Topic: Duh usually "Severe weather" will do that.

    April 16, 2011 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  12. The Truth

    Way everybody sees it, Jazzzzzzzzz, you have come on the blogs and caused more bs than any other blogger here. What is you problem? Are you jealous of the other women here? Or are you just trying to land a man? Quit talking s*@t about other people. You’ve done it before with other people, and now you’re doing it to Banasy. What, do you think she doesn’t read your comments? You’re an ass. Grow up and start acting like a 46 year old woman instead of a 7th grader. And stop chatting so GD much. Just. Shut. Up. You stupid B@@tch

    April 16, 2011 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  13. Jazzzzzzzz - something fun for everyone

    BYE TROLLS

    April 16, 2011 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  14. The Truth

    No one likes you, no one talks to you, just go and do something else, you don't have any class

    April 16, 2011 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  15. Jazzzzzzzz - something fun for everyone

    If so the regulars would say it to my face with their REAL names , you coward. Let everyone who doesn't want me here come forward on this blog and say so. I will only believe if Cesar tells me what my favorite color is.

    April 16, 2011 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
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