Tornadoes Leave Trail of Damage Across Southern States
May 4, 2021
Source: The Weather Channel
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Tornadoes Touch Down in SC, Kentucky; Tupelo Hit at Night)
Kentucky.com (Tornado Leaves Trail of Major Damage in Kentucky. See the Aftermath)
WFAA ABC 8 (Damage Seen Across North Texas After Reports of 3 Possible Tornadoes)
Safeguard Properties Disaster Alert Center: Mississippi Tornadoes
Approximate locations (according to media outlets) sustaining structural damage:
– Elberton (Elbert County, 30635)
– South Fulton (Fulton County, 30311, 30331, 30336, 30337, 30349)
– Tompkinsville (Monroe County, 42167)
– Calhoun Falls (Abbeville County, 29628)
– Lowndesville (Abbeville County, 29659)
– Blum (Hill County, 76627)
– Forreston (Ellis County, 76041)
– Waxahachie (Ellis County, 75165, 75167, 75168)
NOTE: This is NOT currently a FEMA Declared Disaster.
At a Glance
- Multiple vehicles were impacted by a possible tornado on I-35E in Texas.
- Thunderstorms produced more than a dozen reports of tornadoes in Mississippi.
Severe storms in the South have left a trail of damage after spawning tornadoes, destructive winds and large hail across multiple states.
A possible tornado damaged semitrailers and vehicles on Interstate 35E near Waxahachie, Texas, on Monday night. At least three people were transported to a hospital from the scene, according to WFAA.com.
Shortly after 2 p.m. Monday, a damaging tornado was confirmed near Elberton, Georgia. It caused a warehouse to collapse, but no injuries were reported. The storm moved across the South Carolina state line, prompting tornado warnings in Abbeville County and into Greenwood, Laurens and Newberry counties. A second tornado was reported in Abbeville County about an hour later.
Students sheltered in place in Abbeville and Greenwood county schools, WYFF reported.
The severe storms that rolled across Mississippi overnight produced reports of more than a dozen tornadoes.
So far, one death, a driver in Douglasville, Georiga, has been reported because of the storms.
In Mississippi, homes were damaged and trees and power lines were downed in Tupelo, where a rare tornado emergency was issued.
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