Tornadoes hit Texas, Louisiana, more expected as deadly winter storm sweeps south

At least eight tornadoes were reported in North Texas Tuesday night as a powerful storm system swept across the region.

The National Weather Service On Wednesday, it said it had confirmed eight tornadoes and expected that number to rise to “around 12 or more.”

Of the confirmed tornadoes, four were in Tarrant County, one in Wise County, one in Cook County and one west of Paris, Texas. Some tornadoes have sustained winds of over 100 miles per hour.

The National Weather Service said all tornadoes came from the parent storm.


A Report from FOX 4 says many houses destroyed and many injured. The total amount of damage is still unknown.

In the Dallas suburb of Grapevine, a tornado left miles of debris and destroyed dozens of homes and businesses. As a result, five people were injured.

A photo released by police shows the heavily damaged 18-wheeler in the Sam’s Club parking lot.

A tornado damaged a truck in a Sam’s Club parking lot in Grapevine, Texas.
(Grape Police)

A photo shared by a Twitter user shows the collapsed roof inside a Sam’s Club.

The roof of Sam's Club collapsed.

The roof of Sam’s Club collapsed.
(KDFW via Twitter/@Blondies_77)

The tornadoes were part of a flurry of storms moving across the South that killed an 8-year-old boy and his mother in Louisiana, destroyed mobile homes and chicken coops in Mississippi and brought more punishing weather to neighboring southern states on Wednesday. threatened the air.

A major snowstorm will cause blizzards across the country and tornadoes in the south

The Caddo Parish Coroner’s Office said the body of 8-year-old Nicholas Little was found in the woods around 11 p.m. Tuesday. His mother, Yoshiko A. Smith, 30, was found dead under storm debris around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday.

A chicken farm in Pelahatchee, Miss. was damaged by a tornado on Wednesday, December 14, 2022.

A chicken farm in Pelahatchee, Miss. was damaged by a tornado on Wednesday, December 14, 2022.
(Rankin County Sheriff Brian Bailey via AP)

To the north, a massive storm system brought blizzard-like conditions to the Great Plains and was expected to push more snow and ice into Appalachia and New England. A winter blast dumped more than 2 feet of snow in parts of South Dakota.

Supercell storms move through southern states, putting millions at risk of dangerous tornadoes.

More tornadoes are expected in the Gulf Coast region, a region of about 3 million people from New Orleans to Mobile, Alabama, with additional tornadoes in the forecast for Wednesday. The Florida panhandle could have had more damaging weather.

Tornadoes in North Texas have destroyed several homes and properties.

Tornadoes in North Texas have destroyed several homes and properties.

Tornado warnings remained in place for Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama on Wednesday.

In Union Parish, on Louisiana’s northern border with Arkansas, Farmerville Mayor John Crowe said Tuesday night that the tornado severely damaged an apartment complex that housed 50 families and destroyed an adjacent trailer park with about 10 homes.

PHOTOS, VIDEOS show the effects of a major winter storm in CALIFORNIA’S SIERRA NEVADA.

Shannon Futch, Union Parish’s emergency management director, said multiple people were treated for cuts and bruises and at least two were hospitalized as the 5-mile-long tornado tore down about a dozen homes.

“Some people even spent the night in their houses with big pine trees,” Futch said. – They had nowhere to go.

A suspected tornado in New Iberia, southwest Louisiana, damaged several buildings on the New Iberia Medical Center campus and left five people with minor injuries.

In neighboring Mississippi, a tornado destroyed four large chicken coops, including one with 5,000 roosters, in Rankin County, Mississippi, Sheriff Brian Bailey said. Mobile homes at a park in Sharkey County, Mississippi, were reduced to crumpled rubble. Resident Leslie Jackson told WLBT-TV her home is one of a pair still standing.

Icy weather from the major storm was expected to affect the US from coast to coast. It started with heavy snowfall in the Sierra Nevada and is expected to bring ice and snow to the eastern US in the coming days.

Forecasters predict the storm system will pummel the upper Midwest with ice, rain and snow for several days as it moves into the Northeast and central Appalachia. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for Wednesday evening through Friday afternoon, depending on the timing of the storm. Residents from West Virginia to Vermont were told to watch out for a possible significant mix of snow, ice and snow.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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