Strong storms in US South kill at least 8 and injure dozens

Severe storms and wind gusts up to 40 mph will hit New Orleans Saturday afternoon

A man has been killed after a tornado struck his town in MS, in the U.S., authorities say.

Hamilton is 225 kilometres southwest of Memphis, Tennessee.

Debris is strewn in flooded water in the Pemberton Quarters strip mall following severe weather Saturday, April 13, 2019 in Vicksburg, Miss.

The storms produced additional tornadoes throughout Louisiana and MS on Saturday night as the storm moved east threatening the upper Ohio Valley and central Appalachians to the upper Gulf Coast on Sunday, before moving to the mid-Atlantic. The Angelina County Sheriff's Office says an 8-year-old and 3-year-old died after the tree hit the back of the vehicle in Lufkin, about 115 miles (185 kilometers) northeast of Houston.

At least four people are dead after 14 tornadoes hit communities from eastern Texas to MS, with the local area "looking like a war zone". Trees were pulled up by the roots, roofs torn off buildings and the cinder block foundation was all that was left of a mobile home in the town, which is southeast of Waco. Franklin is about 125 miles (200 kilometers) south of Dallas.

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Roy Ratliff, 95, died after a tree crashed onto his trailer in northeastern Mississippi, Monroe County Road Manager Sonny Clay said at a news conference, adding that a tornado had struck. Flooding has also been reported.

ABC News went on to report that 150,000 customers have been left without power in Texas, Missouri, Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana as a result of the storms.

With an extremely moist and unstable atmosphere in place, residents in the lower Mississippi Valley are bracing for several hours of severe weather Saturday afternoon and evening, featuring storms capable of producing long track and violent tornadoes. Crews will continue to survey the damage over the next few days.

He says two people were taken to a hospital with injuries that aren't thought to be life-threatening and that about a dozen others were treated at the scene for minor injuries, including people who had to be extricated from their homes.

Meteorologist Monique Sellers said they've received reports of downed trees, as well as damage to buildings and a transmission tower. Alto is situated about 140 miles (225 kilometers) north of Houston.

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