7 confirmed killed by Southeast storms and tornadoes
7 confirmed killed by Southeast storms and tornadoes as severe storms and tornadoes erupted through the Southeast on Thursday. Also, it damaged buildings and left thousands of people without electricity, officials said.
Evidently, Tornado struck a factory worker in Louisiana and a man’s vehicle was thrown off the road as well as a man who went outside to grab a trash can and was washed away in a flood.
Unfortunately, More than 150,000 businesses and homes were helpless from Texas to Georgia, due to the severe weather spread eastward, destroying transmission lines as trees fell.
Furthermore, a tornado ripped through the city of Adel in Cook County in Georgia on Thursday, ripping roofs and tossing at least one car and a small plane. A firefighter and an emergency medical worker were injured when part of a tree fell on top of them while saving a person trapped inside a home by a tree that fell during a storm, Anniston EMS said in a statement.
Meanwhile, earlier in and around Southeast Texas a tornado killed three people and wounded about 30 others. Suspected twisters demolished 46 homes and further 245 in the surrounding area were injured. Polk County Judge Sydney Murphy told a local newspaper that the dead included a woman in her twenties, a man in her fifties and a man whose age they don’t know.
In Southern Oklahoma, nine suspected tornadoes were struck, one of them causing extensive damage to Madill.
Outside the city, employees left work when a suspected twister struck from a trailer manufacturing plant. A worker’s body was later discovered about a quarter of a mile away, said Robert Chaney, Chief Emergency Officer of Marshall County.
Another man’s body in Madill was found in a highway median after a tornado swept his vehicle off the bridge, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said.
A man from Louisiana was later found dead after a witness saw him trying to get a trash can out of water near a drainage ditch. Significantly, DeSoto Parish Sheriff Jayson Richardson told The Shreveport Times that he lost his balance and was washed away by floodwaters.
Interim president of Louisiana State University Tom Galligan said the Alexandria campus had lost power and water due to the storms.
He said the approximately 40 students left on campus in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak were being transferred to a nearby hotel on Thursday before campus services could be restored.
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