First Alert Forecast: The Midlands could see strong to severe storms Sunday

First Alert Forecast: The Midlands could see strong to severe storms Sunday

First Alert Forecast: The Midlands could see strong to severe storms Sunday

At least seven people, including three children, have been killed after a series of devastating tornadoes swept through the South. The children were pronounced dead at the scene.

In central Texas, approximately a dozen people were injured in Franklin where a tornado was confirmed by the National Weather Service, according to The Dallas Morning News.

The Storm Prediction Center has issued a moderate risk (level 4 out of 5) for severe weather Saturday across parts of the Lower Mississippi Valley.

In Texas, two children died after a tree fell on their auto. No fatalities were reported. A mobile home community was damaged, but no injuries were reported.

"The main severe weather threats are damaging wind gusts and an isolated tornado". Franklin is about 125 miles (200 kilometres) south of Dallas. Some people had to be extricated from damaged dwellings.

A twister hit Vicksburg, Mississippi early Saturday evening. "We are just a mess", Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell told the outlet.

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A tornado was reported in the area 140 miles (225 kilometres) southwest of Memphis, Tenn., at the time. Multiple people were injured and several homes were damaged in Hamilton, Mississippi, said Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley.

His 71-year-old wife, Linda, was in a different part of the house and also survived, he said.

A preliminary damage survey found that a tornado with peak intensity of EF-3 and winds up to 140 miles per hour touched down in Robertson County, according to a tweet from the National Weather Service in Forth Worth.

No injuries have been reported near the campus. In addition to tornadoes, many of these storms featured heavy rain, large hail and damaging winds. Thirteen-year-old Sebastian Omar Martinez drowned in a drainage canal in Bawcomville, said Deputy Glenn Springfield of the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Department, the AP reports. Separately, one person died when a vehicle was submerged in floodwaters in Calhoun, also near Monroe.

In Jefferson County, a county worker was killed early Sunday when he was hit by a vehicle while trying to clear a downed tree from the roadway. The man, whose name was not immediately released, died after being taken to a hospital.

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