Tornado damage reported in Monroe County

A tree lies on its side in Franklin Texas on Saturday

A tree lies on its side in Franklin Texas on Saturday

Clearing is expected to come by the evening with cooler temperatures in the lower 40s. The children, ages 3 and 8, were killed when a tree fell on a auto Saturday.

Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell said there are reports of trees down in the south part of Monroe County.

A microburst "is a localized area of strong straight line winds that descends from a thunderstorm and is less than 2.5 miles in diameter", the weather service said. Franklin is about 125 miles (200 kilometres) south of Dallas.

The weather service says a possible tornado also swept through part of Clark County in western OH on Sunday, about 40 miles west of Columbus, and damaged some mobile homes.

The tornado downed trees near the Mississippi State University campus. The 13-year-old boy drowned in a drainage area in West Monroe late Saturday afternoon, the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office said.

Dozens of homes in Hamilton, Mississippi, have been completely leveled.

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The National Weather Service says strong storms have the potential to develop again over north Georgia, including the metro Atlanta area.

On Monday, the storm system moved east, causing travel delays in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. An 82-year-old man who was in the home was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life threatening.

Four other people were injured when the trailer was struck, Houston County Emergency Management Coordinator Roger Dickey said.

More than 100 million people from the middle of the United States to the East Coast were at risk of extreme weather, facing warnings of heavy thunderstorms and another round of tornadoes, said NWS meteorologist Bob Oravec. Trees were reported down in each location but there were no immediate reports of damage, injuries or fatalities.

Robertson County Sheriff Gerald Yezak told The Associated Press a tornado hit the small Central Texas city of Franklin, overturning mobile homes and damaging other residences.

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