Texas, Louisiana brace for possible flooding and tornadoes

by Abel Hampton April 4, 2017, 1:46
Texas, Louisiana brace for possible flooding and tornadoes

The St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office said the storm flipped a mobile home, killing a woman and her 3-year-old daughter.

For more on this threat for severe weather be sure to keep an eye on wlox.com, the WLOX First Alert Weather App, and WLOX News Now at 5:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Sunday night as well as Good Morning Mississippi Monday morning. "This is an extremely risky weather event".

Once that system moves out, it will be clear for the Tuesday morning commute but there is another threat for severe storms moving in on Wednesday.

"This is a statewide weather event", the governor said.

A tornado flipped over a mobile home in south-central Louisiana on Sunday (April 2), killing a toddler and her mother, as forecasters warned of a unsafe weather system bringing twisters, fierce straight-line winds and hail to the Gulf Coast region. Several inches of rain will be possible as the system rolls through.

The National Weather Service is forecasting stormy weather in Alabama in the upcoming week. Customers and storm employees sought shelter in a beer cooler.

Typically after such damage, the National Weather Service will investigate and determine if the damage was caused by a tornado or straight-line winds. The roof was completely removed.

National Weather Service meteorologist John Hart in Oklahoma said there is a risk for strong tornadoes and widespread damaging winds for east Texas and parts of Louisiana on Sunday.

A Texas state trooper has reported seeing a tornado touch down near Center Point, Texas, about 55 miles (89 kilometers) northwest of San Antonio, Texas.

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