Mississippi tornado: Dangerous 70mph winds and ‘tennis ball size’ hail rip through US

Mississippi tornado: Dangerous 70mph winds and ‘tennis ball size’ hail rip through US

At least two twisters have hit central Texas on Sunday, NBC News has reported, while severe windstorms also pummelled Louisiana. The severe weather comes as these states are under lockdown due to the coronavirus padenmic. Meanwhile, The National Weather Service has posted a warning on its website for Jackson, in Mississippi: “Significant severe thunderstorms are likely through this evening across the eastern portions of our forecast area. Tornadoes are likely, and some could be strong and long-tracked.

“Widespread damaging winds up to 70 mph and large hail up to tennis ball size are also possible with these storms.

“Be alert for Watches and Warnings issued for your location, and be prepared to seek shelter in a sturdy structure.”

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Published at Sun, 12 Apr 2020 22:15:00 +0000