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Tornadoes Touch Down in Louisiana, Mississippi; Three Fatalities Confirmed

16 Dec 2019, 1:12 pm

A busy Monday of severe weather produced dozens of severe weather reports, including large, damaging and deadly tornadoes in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.

As of Monday night, three deaths had been confirmed from Monday’s severe storms, with the three deaths believed to be tornado-related. One tornado fatality has been confirmed in Vernon Parish, Louisiana, near Alexandria. Another two fatalities came from a nighttime tornado in Lawrence County, Alabama.

A tornado emergency was issued for Alexandria, Louisiana. Here’s a look at a few initial reports of damage from Monday’s storms:

Also, here’s what the tornado-warned storm looked like in downtown Alexandria on Monday:

In all, at least 34 reports of tornadoes had been reported as of mid-afternoon Monday, according to the Storm Prediction Center (SPC). Another tornado passed near Port Gibson, Mississippi early Monday afternoon. Port Gibson is about 60 miles southwest of Jackson.

Stay with WeatherNation for the latest on Monday’s severe weather.

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