Tornadoes reported as storms cause flooding and damage across the South

A vehicle races past as lightning strikes a Jackson, Miss., street Tuesday evening, Nov. 29, 2022. Area residents were provided with a light show as severe weather accompanied some of the potential twisters affected parts of Louisiana and Mississippi.

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Tornado warnings in effect for Alabama and Mississippi into early Wednesday Overnight twister reports coming in from the area Which was seen leaving traces of destruction.

Residents in areas of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama were forced to take cover late Tuesday as tornado sirens sounded amid a storm system that threatened to put millions at risk.

Tornado warnings were issued Tuesday afternoon and continued overnight as severe storms stretched from eastern Texas to Georgia, reaching as far north as Indiana.

national weather service Confirmed The tornado touched down on the ground in Mississippi on Tuesday, while the tornado was also confirmed by radar in Alabama, NWS Birmingham Told,

in one Video Shared on Twitter by meteorologist Craig Seese, residents can be seen sitting inside a tornado shelter in Starkville, Mississippi, on Tuesday night.

“The fact that there were so many tornadoes in this area today makes me thankful that everything is okay here. To think what could have happened,” CC said in a statement. Tweet,

Damage to homes and neighborhoods was reported in several areas, while the Caldwell Parish Sheriff’s Office in Louisiana confirmed that at least two people were injured due to the severe weather. The extent of his injuries was not immediately clear. The sheriff’s office said trees were also downed, while some homes in the area were damaged.

Videos and photos shared on social media showed some of the devastation, with buildings appearing to be severely damaged, while a Video Off Muscle Shoals, Alabama, several objects including a chair were shown flying in a storm.

in one Update Shared just before 2 a.m. ET on Wednesday, the National Weather Service warned that thunderstorms “capable of producing shallow damaging winds and a tornado or two” will be possible across parts of the Southeast in the morning.

It said severe to severe thunderstorms are expected across southern Alabama, the Florida Panhandle and central/southern Georgia through Wednesday afternoon, rapidly moving to the southeast.

Forecasters had earlier warned that heavy rain and hail the size of tennis balls were possible in severe weather that continued into Wednesday.

Meanwhile, heavy snowfall affected traffic in parts of the Upper Midwest late Tuesday night.

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport tweeted Tuesday afternoon that its runway has been closed due to high snowfall rates and low visibility.

At least 378 flights into, into or out of the US were delayed as of Wednesday morning, while at least 92 were canceled, according to the online flight tracker. flight information, It was not immediately clear whether the cancellations were related to the weather.

– The Associated Press contributed to this report.