Storms sweep across the South, killing 6 and injuring dozens

Alert Day: Severe Storms Expected

Alert Day: Severe Storms Expected

"Heavy rainfall may hide this tornado".

At least one mobile home was destroyed, throwing a man from the mobile home. "Tree damage is likely".

A possible tornado has left damage in southeastern Alabama on Sunday morning.

Risk of severe thunderstorms Sunday, according to the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center.

Heavy rains and storms raked MS into the night Saturday as the storms moved east.

At least 25 people were taken to hospitals for treatment after a suspected tornado struck the Caddo Mounds State Historic Site in East Texas during a Native American cultural event in Alto, about 130 miles (209 kilometers) southeast of Dallas, said Police Chief Jeremy Jackson. The children were pronounced dead at the scene.

The Storm Prediction Center said the primary threats in the watch area are for damaging wind gusts of up to 65 miles per hour and isolated areas with large hail, up to one inch in diameter.

Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley says multiple people were injured and multiple homes were damaged in Hamilton, Mississippi, which is 140 miles (225 kilometers) southwest of Memphis, Tennessee. Damage from that first round of storms included reports of trees down in Gwinnett, Walton, Paulding, Butts and Lamar counties.

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The entire town of Franklin and neighboring Bremond lost electricity, with 3,088 customers without power early Sunday. The 13-year-old boy drowned in a drainage area in West Monroe late Saturday afternoon, the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office said. The death is believed to be storm related, the sheriff's office said.

Warm air enhanced the atmosphere's instability Saturday, allowing the storm system to rev up more energy and grow, CNN meteorologist Chad Myers said. Very heavy rain - capable of producing pockets of flash flooding, damaging wind gusts, hail, and even an isolated, short-lived tornado can not be ruled out.

As the storms tore through MS overnight into Sunday, they left a trail of destruction that authorities are still combing through.

It's still not clear how many lives this storm system has claimed.

"It looks like a storm came up through Louisiana and into MS and exploded in Monroe County", Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell said. There are several trees down.

The forecast of severe weather forced officials at the Masters in Augusta, Georgia, to begin the final round of the tournament early on Sunday in order to finish in midafternoon.

The storm damaged a roof of a hotel in New Albany, Mississippi, and Mississippi State University's 21,000 students huddled in basements and hallways as a tornado came near the school's campus in Starkville.

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