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. a Commenter

    Re: Severe weather spawns tornadoes.

    Yes. Yes, it sometimes does.

    April 15, 2011 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • climate change

      Seriously bad luck to have that tree fall in just the wrong direction.
      God bless their souls and those who remain.
      Severe weather may very well be induced by carbon being pumped into the air. And this is mostly done by china.
      At a time when the US government spends 32,000 annualy per household, carbon swaps are a tough sell.
      However, this option must remain on the table.

      April 15, 2011 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • skrilla gorilla

      Severe weather has happened in that part of the country for thousands of years. I really doubt china or anything man made had anything to do with it.

      April 16, 2011 at 12:16 am | Report abuse |
    • rdger

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      April 16, 2011 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Depublocrat

      To Climate Change: Do you purport that carbon swaps would have prevented this childs death?

      April 16, 2011 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Aunt Jemiama

    What the fuk is wron-g wit people !! Aint jyou ate yo fry-y chicken wit syrup this mor-nen ??

    April 15, 2011 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Cesar

    Hi hon

    April 15, 2011 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
  4. ole lady

    Sittin in Georgia on vacation. Really nasty weather outside. Heading back to FL in 2 days. The beach and a cold beer screaming my name.

    April 15, 2011 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      LOL what does ole lady wear at the beach?

      April 15, 2011 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Cesar

    @jazzzzz.... Hi Hon!!!!

    April 15, 2011 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy


    April 15, 2011 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
  7. banasy

    Meant for #2.

    April 15, 2011 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
  8. banasy

    Cesar, you *do* know I'll be blamed, doncha? Could you please nip it in the bud?

    April 15, 2011 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  9. *banasy*


    April 15, 2011 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Cesar one ugly biaat@h!

    April 15, 2011 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  11. namegamepuzzlesolver

    someone is everyone.

    exception: banasy, ole lady are themselves and are fine folks.

    theory-cesar lives in death valley, a very deep, dry and extremely HOT place. high probability he is someone.

    April 15, 2011 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
  12. banasy

    Thanks, namegamepuzzlesolver. I aprreciate it.

    April 15, 2011 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  13. namegamepuzzlesolver

    philip, raven unaccounted for but most probably themselves.

    JAZZ, jazzzzzz, jazzzz – there is only one and she is herself. other j's are someone.

    Mmmmmm is Mmmmmmm.

    April 15, 2011 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Cesar

    And I am all of them.

    April 15, 2011 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
  15. namegamepuzzlesolver

    no, correction. someone is not everyone. someone tries at times to be everyone.

    conclusion: someone=cesar=2 fake j's=aunt jemima

    but someone attempts to be everyone, at times. however, a careful look reveals that it is someone not everyone.

    someone needs an air conditioner.

    April 15, 2011 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
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