Severe weather outbreak kills five in the US South

Severe weather outbreak kills five in the US South

An intense system of storms battered the US South on November 29 and 30, 2016. Numerous tornadoes were observed across the affected regions, five people were reported dead and numerous others injured.

A tornado was reported in Rosalie, northeast Alabama. According to Chuck Phillis, the Jackson County Sheriff, three people died and one was injured in a severe weather incident. At least 25 homes were damaged along with poultry operations in the county. At the same time, two people died due to severe weather outbreak in Tennessee, while nine more were injured.

Nine possible tornadoes were observed in Mississippi where widespread power outages and damage was reported. Louisiana and Tennessee also suffered severe storm conditions and several possible tornadoes accompanied by hail. Downed power lines and structural damage was reported across the affected areas.

Tornado watches were put in effect by the NSW on November 30, from the region of southeastern Louisiana through Mississippi, Alabama into northern Georgia and southeastern Tennessee. The area between the Mississippi and Tennessee valleys was in for heavy rainfall.

Video credit: Wild Nature

The emergency and NWS officials are currently in the process of estimating the damage caused by the storm outbreak.

According to the NWS forecast, heavy rainfalls accompanied by thunderstorms are expected in the lower Mississippi valley to the Northeast US on November 30. Several areas in the region of the lower Mississippi and Tennessee valley may also experience torrential downpours.

Featured image: A tornado in Alabama, November 30, 2016. Image credit: Wild Nature

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