Storms Leave Damage in South, Midwest and Mid-Atlantic
Updated: 4/17/19: Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued a state disaster declaration for nine counties impacted by recent severe weather, including thunderstorms and tornadoes.
Declaration (press release)
NOTE: This is independent from any FEMA Declared Disaster.
Updated 4/14/19: Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant issued a statewide emergency declaration in response to severe weather conditions.
Declaration (posted to Twitter)
April 14, 2019
Source: The Weather Channel
Approximate locations containing home damage:
- Troy (Pike County, 36079, 36081, 36082)
- Laurel (Sussex County, 19956)
- Hamilton (Monroe County, 39746)
- Shelby (Richland County, 44875)
- Dushore (Sullivan County, 18614)
- Alto (Cherokee County, 75925)
- Franklin (Robertson County, 77856)
NOTE: This has not yet been declared a FEMA Disaster.
A storm system that killed at least eight people and injured dozens as it pushed across the South over the weekend brought damaging winds and possible tornados to the eastern Great Lakes and mid-Atlantic regions overnight.
The National Weather Service confirmed at least 18 tornadoes left behind swaths of damage in Mississippi, Alabama and Texas.
Sunday evening, a tornado touched down near Shelby, Ohio, according to NWS. Storms also brought down trees and power lines and damaged buildings in Virginia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Laurel, Delaware, also was hit particularity hard.
More than 200,000 homes and businesses were without power Monday morning from North Carolina through the MidAtlantic and from Ohio to Rhode Island, according to poweroutage.us.
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