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

    Yes I noticed he was making errors, that;s why I didn't think it was him, but I'm not so sure now it just may be him. I;m doing good. Nice to see some one is not mad at me. Yes the economy is ok with me right now. What are u up to tonight?

    April 16, 2011 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy

    Y/W means you're welcome.

    April 16, 2011 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Philip

    Wouldn't you like to know (Jazz) ha ha...well, I'm gonna fool around online for a bit then go for a run. (trying to get in better shape for league basketball. This old man can hoop! he he. Although I wish it were an half-court game! he he.)

    April 16, 2011 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jazzzzzzzz


    April 16, 2011 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  5. raven

    Hey Philip, Hey cesar! Isaw that cesar .it blows to be accused of something you havent done.I never thought it was you and I dont think anyone who reads your posts would think so either.

    April 16, 2011 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy

    Hey, sista raven. I saw chrissy here earlier. I haven't seen her in a while.
    Philly, GTG! Whassup, good neighbor?

    April 16, 2011 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  7. banasy

    Y/W 😉

    April 16, 2011 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Philip

    Hay raven! Gee, practically the whole gangs here. How ya doing? And I kinda got lost w/ in what you do post oilfield. "gig" is all i know about it. (Jazzy at a deli?) You all are usually on so late at night i don't get to keep-up. And I never did know what Big Joe does for a living...Cesar?)

    April 16, 2011 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
  9. banasy

    I know, it stinks being accused of something you didn't do...I adore the *original* Cesar! Btw, hello, original Cesar and my sista.

    April 16, 2011 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Philip

    and banasy plays at a libary for a living. it's kinda like "working", but in name only. he he...hi banasy! (and i was gonna say "the gangs all here except banasy...then Poof! here you were!

    April 16, 2011 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Philip

    Can I at least get a GTG? jeezo

    April 16, 2011 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jazzzzzzzz

    Hey , It's a day for get mad at Jazz , sorry gotta go some one else is mad at me

    April 16, 2011 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Philip

    @Jazz...ok, I told you what i was up to tonight. (well, up to my run. i'm kinda playing it by ear after that...literally, because i'm deaf in one ear) Now what are you up to on this fine evening. You live out west somewhere i think?

    April 16, 2011 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
  14. raven

    My sista and Philip! Hows every lil thing ?

    April 16, 2011 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Jazzzzzzzz

    So am i, in my right ear, what a ca- wink -e – dink haha

    April 16, 2011 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
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