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. RUFFNUTT

    is it pontiac metallic blue?

    April 16, 2011 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jazzzzzzzz - something fun for everyone

    Where did u go , and was that Lucifer.

    April 16, 2011 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jazzzzzzzz - something fun for everyone

    Sounded like him. Did u read the "Humpback" blog How do you feel about it?

    April 16, 2011 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  4. RUFFNUTT

    nope.. altho if they changed the song they were singing... they probablly changed it to taps.. or metallica's 'fade to black'

    April 16, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  5. RuffNutt

    I have a new biker shirt..stole it from a homeless guy.

    April 16, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jazzzzzzzz - something fun for everyone

    Oooo, Your so wrong. LOL

    April 16, 2011 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Lucifer

    All these fakers amuse me...think maybe they have to much fun

    April 16, 2011 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jazzzzzzzz - something fun for everyone

    How many brothers do u have?

    April 16, 2011 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jazzzzzzzz - something fun for everyone

    What is my area code phone

    April 16, 2011 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  10. RUFFNUTT

    @fakey i did see a new shirt and it almost made me fall on my knees and cry.. it was a wolf t-shirt with an american flag waving behind him...

    April 16, 2011 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Patty

    You bunch of childish adolescent 40 plus year olds need to grow up. Stay on topic. My 13 year old behaves better than most of you. CNN needs to do something about degrading their web-site.

    April 16, 2011 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jazzzzzzzz - something fun for everyone

    If you cant answer either one of those ?'s I know it's not u.

    April 16, 2011 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Jazzzzzzzz - something fun for everyone

    So who are u fakey Lucifer?

    April 16, 2011 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  14. banasy

    The tornado season is gearing up where I live....I hate the color of the skies when there are warning. That icky greeny-pink color looks like the sky is nauseated. The color of dread.

    OFT: hi, RUFFIE!! Long time not see! I'm glad you're back...I've missed your irreverent comments!

    April 16, 2011 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Jazzzzzzzz - something fun for everyone

    Hello Banasy

    April 16, 2011 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
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