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. guestmaster

    @Jazzzzzzzz,

    Thanks for replying! I feel a huge sense of relief regarding what you said about this individual. I truly was worried about your safety and hope you follow through and do not make any contact with him. Also, banasy is very cool and I'm sure there will be no ill will.

    @RUFFNUTT – I agree about the "fakey" s/n comment. However, this individual is very disturbing and very disturbed. It would be much better if he would just go away from these boards and find another "home" to mess up. And the fact is that may very well happen.

    Again, please remember and read the privacy policy. You have every right to report this issue. This guy is dangerous.

    Best to all of you!

    April 16, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jazzzzzzzz

    @ Banasy , I did said that I was giving you the benefit of the doubt and then these individuals started attacking me so I had to defend my self.
    What is beyond me, is if you believe that the trolls were dong this then why are you mad at me.
    In any case I am glad we have both set the record strait.

    BTW , I read your comment about your husband and yes u are very blessed , have a great Saturday:)

    April 16, 2011 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy

    OFT:
    @Jazzzzz: whoever said I was mad at you? I never did.

    And yes, I'm very blessed. I have a great family, and I am really, really lucky.

    Have a fab weekend yourself.

    April 16, 2011 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jazzzzzzzz

      Thank you Banasy.

      April 16, 2011 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  4. RUFFNUTT

    group hug... lol 🙂

    April 16, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jazzzzzzzz

    I say it again you are one of a kind Ruffnutt:) What are u up to today?

    April 16, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  6. RUFFNUTT

    going to work on cleaning garage and building my 428pontiac for my firebird

    April 16, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jazzzzzzzz

    You have to post the pic of your car when it is finished. I have to clean my house. and think I will re-read one of my John Grsham books .

    April 16, 2011 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  8. banasy

    Y/W, Jazz.

    Cleaning your garage, Ruffie? Getting ready to work on putting the Pontiac 428 in your Camaro?

    April 16, 2011 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  9. banasy

    Hey, I thought you had a Camaro. You have a Firebird, too? What years(s)?

    April 16, 2011 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  10. banasy

    OFT

    @raven: we're all sisters at heart...but you're my only "sista"! 😉

    April 16, 2011 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Jazzzzzzzz

    Y/W , ???

    April 16, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jazzzzzzzz

    I do seem to get along better with men though. Guess I could never understand a womens lingo. Thanks Banasy

    April 16, 2011 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  13. RUFFNUTT

    1969 firebird convertible, yellow-white top, parchment(off-white) interior , 350 , 4 speed , power top , power windows , posi. numbers matching..

    im building the 428 cause the hillbillies that built my 350 messed it up and the cam bearings are not stright.. im just going to bag up the 350 and set it in the corner...

    April 16, 2011 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  14. darwin

    Brock obama wonts to open the us and mexico boarder to unsafe mexican semis please help stop this call 202 2243121 talkk to your congrass man office and tell them to sign duncan hunters letter this will put ammericans truckers out off a job the job i love and the roads will be unsafe pleas help keep america roads safe thanks

    April 16, 2011 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Jazzzzzzzz

    Gave you your answer to Gahafi question and a website to read more if you like. Gotta go do some house work and read my John G. book. See ya later:)

    April 16, 2011 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
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