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Cleanup Underway Following Powerful Storms in the Southeast Tuesday

6 Apr 2022, 3:30 pm

The first full week of April brought another round of strong and severe storms to the South central and southeastern United States. Things started early Tuesday morning in Louisana and Mississippi with a powerful storm ripping through Newton, MS.

Our field correspondents captured the aftermath of that tornado, with damage on the ground in Newton, MS where a large tree fell onto a home.

In all, four tornadoes were confirmed in Mississippi on Tuesday with more storm surveys underway across the south.

In Grady, AL we saw tornadic damage, and students at Auburn University in Alabama had to shelter due to a tornado in that area.

One of our most powerful storms crossed from Georgia into South Carolina mid-afternoon on Tuesday. The same counties were under three separate tornado warnings from cells that kept “training” over the same areas, bringing storms and severe weather. The correlation coefficient (below) indicates debris in a storm. The deep blue dot is a clear debris ball signature.

Unfortunately storms turned deadly in Georgia. A tornado ripped through the town of Ellabell, GA outside of Georgia.

This family was locked outside of their home when the tornado came through, completely ripping the roof off. If you find yourself away from a structure, try to get as low to the ground as possible.

In addition to the multiple tornadoes and tornado warnings, hail was also reported across the southeast along with heavy rain leading to the flood concerns.

We are in the height of spring time storms, stay with WeatherNation as we bring you the latest forecast and recap information.

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Lucy is originally from the Boston area but has spent the last four years forecasting and living in Colorado! She stayed in the northeast for her education, graduating Summa Cum Laude from SUNY Oswego with a B.S. in Meteorology. Just a few days after graduation, she made the cross country move to Color... Load Moreado Springs, CO to begin her career at KKTV, the CBS affiliate. Lucy has covered historic blizzards, tornadoes, windstorms, the largest wildfires in Colorado state history and dust storms ... they truly "get it all" in Colorado! Lucy is excited to forecast on a national level and continue her passion of explaining the science behind the weather!