Published: Sun, April 14, 2019

Severe weather possible Sunday in Richmond

Severe weather possible Sunday in Richmond

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.

A tornado was reported in the area 140 miles (225 kilometres) southwest of Memphis, Tenn., at the time.

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports that a hospital clinic, some apartments, several storage units, a mechanic's shop and the Hamilton Volunteer Fire Department all had major damage from the tornado.

About 90 million people are under the gun for destructive weather Sunday, CNN meteorologist Haley Brink said. The primary threats include: large hail, damaging wind gusts up to 70 miles per hour and a tornado or two is possible mainly in locations in the southern portion of the outlined watch area.

There are a lot of down trees and damage in the area.

About 65,000 homes and businesses are without power in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama along the path of storms crossing the region.


One thunderstorm cell near Columbus Air Force Base in MS has a potential "debris ball" signature on radar, which indicates the potential for significant tornado damage that can be detected by radar, he said.

Gurley says Ratliff was inside his home on Center Hill Road when a tree smashed through his mobile home crushing him in his sleep. Tournament organizers have moved up tee times for Sunday because of the storm threat.

Winds of up to 60 mph (96.56 kph) were reported in Cherokee County, Texas, damaging two homes in Alto, about 140 miles (225 kilometres) north of Houston, but no injuries were reported. Earlier, two children died in East Texas after a tree fell on their moving auto.

In East Texas, authorities say two children were killed when high winds toppled a tree onto the back of the family vehicle while it was in motion. Capt. Alton Lenderman said the parents, who were in the front seats, were not injured.

According to the National Weather Service, the tornado was rain-wrapped and moved through Milam into Robertson County. Widespread severe thunderstorms have pounded areas to our West Saturday night.

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