Fox News reports more than a dozen confirmed tornadoes have struck from Texas to Mississippi on Sunday, damaging homes, as the South faced an onslaught of severe weather.
National Weather Service [NWS] officials said 13 confirmed tornadoes had appeared in Mississippi and Louisiana, the Clarion Ledger reported. The NWS announced earlier that at least two confirmed tornadoes hit Texas.
The city of Monroe, La., announced on Twitter there were “reports of damage in multiple neighborhoods” after the storm moved through shortly before noon on Sunday.
“Please cooperate with any emergency officials who may give instructions to you or your neighbors. More details to come,” the city said. “Please pray for all!”
The National Weather Service had declared a tornado emergency for Monroe and the surrounding communities at 11:44 a.m. CDT as a confirmed “damaging” tornado was hitting the area.
Tornado Emergency continues for Swartz LA, Fairbanks LA, Sicard LA until 12:15 PM CDT pic.twitter.com/Ve0NA8vsZY
— NWS Tornado (@NWStornado) April 12, 2020
Here are some scenes from social media.
📹: Vallie Cantrell pic.twitter.com/HZFhEzlDIp
— Trevor Birchett (@weathertrevor) April 12, 2020
These tornadoes were BAD. This is from my sister’s live. I don’t own this. I’m not selling it. Please do not contact me about using it. I’m not giving out her name. I just want people to know what’s going on in the South. #Mississippi #tornado pic.twitter.com/ERgtiOoIIG
— Carole Baskin Hate Account (@theori) April 13, 2020
Wow. 2 tornado emergencies, following an almost identical path. EF5! Meteorologists are saying it’s one if the worse storms they’ve ever seen on radar!! pic.twitter.com/UKF4MhJkly
— plexytracy©️ (@foosballtracy) April 13, 2020
— David Linkinhoker (@DSDRNews) April 13, 2020
— Chelsea Barton (@ChelseaBarton_) April 13, 2020
— Connor McCrorey (@ConnorWX) April 12, 2020
— Aaron Rigsby (@AaronRigsbyOSC) April 12, 2020