severe storms have affected a vast area in the southern part of the United States. Warnings acted from Texas to Georgia. Most of the high winds and tornadoes damaged the States of Mississippi and Louisiana. It damaged a large number of buildings, felled many trees. Without power supply there were tens of thousands of homes. Assistance to the population is complicated by the restrictive measures of the epidemic coronavirus infection.
In Mississippi, the death toll was at least 6 people. According to the Agency for emergency situations of the state (MEMA), 3 people died in the County of Jefferson Davis, 2 in the County of Lawrence and 1 in the district of Walthall. Information on the effects of inclement weather specified.
In Louisiana, the most affected is the city of Monroe in Ouachita parish. In the village destroyed and damaged 200-300 homes. Data on victims did not arrive yet. The city authorities reported several residents were slightly injured.
In 2020 the victims of the tornado in the US have at least 39 people. According to the Center for prediction of storms National weather service (SPC), until April 12 they were killed by 1 person in Texas (10 January), 3 in Louisiana (11 January) 4, Alabama (11 Jan and 6 Feb), 25 in Tennessee (5-7 March). For all of last year in the country, the tornadoes claimed the lives of 41 people.
“By the grace of God, early reports show only a few minor injuries. Pray for our city! Many neighbors & friends suffered catastrophic damage. We are hurting; but not broken. Times like this remind us WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER! Together we we will rebuild.” – Mayor Jamie Mayo pic.twitter.com/sByzavTiTg
— City of Monroe, LA (@CityofMonroe) April 12, 2020
Strong storms pounded parts Louisiana on Sunday, damaging 200-300 homes, according to the mayor of Monroe.
The National Weather Service reported multiple tornadoes and damaging winds over much of the northern part of the state. https://t.co/ZEVHUIPucz pic.twitter.com/eM4gRKgmm2
— ABC News (@ABC) April 12, 2020
In Texas from the storm affected South-Western parts of the state. The city of Del Rio hit a huge castle. In social networks, local residents tell about grading size of balls for baseball and softball, grapefruit and avocado. As a result of disaster damaged cars and homes, reports Stormnews.
Hail in Del Rio, Texas last night! Omg! pic.twitter.com/E0M5ryPltS
— ? Pink Lady ? (TEXT to TRUMP 88022) (@pink_lady56) April 12, 2020
Baseball to Softball size hail in Del Rio @NWSSanAntonio pic.twitter.com/KMawRy1BFr
— Robert Luna (@RLunawx) April 12, 2020
Destructive baseball sized hail in Del Rio (just over 200 miles west/southwest of Austin).
It’s going to be a LONG night. Please take this seriously, friends.
?: Maryvel Flores | Del Rio, TX pic.twitter.com/xo816lyYEL
— Kristen Currie (@KristenCurrieTV) April 12, 2020
My brother showed me a pic of our friends car (he lives in Del Rio)
Look at the size of the hail!!! pic.twitter.com/EvG7mwzmaM
— Ashley (@CashleyGarza) April 12, 2020